Five months out from actually voting….
She DOES have big crowds turning out for her appearance’s….
But she still is running neck and neck with Bernie Sanders in the polling and Joe Biden almost doubles her polling numbers right now….
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is making waves with the big crowds that she’s attracting to campaign events across the country.
The Massachusetts Democrat drew 15,000 people to a presidential campaign event in Seattle on Aug. 25 and 12,000 to an event at Macalester College in St. Paul — her first campaign event in Minnesota — on Aug. 19.
The crowds have drawn attention to her campaign from Democrats and other members of the media, who see it as a sign she might be gaining momentum in the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination.
A former aide to President Obama, who also drew big crowds during his first campaign for the White House, marveled at the size of Warren’s crowds at this stage of the race.
“What Warren is doing this early on is pretty unprecedented,” the aide said, adding that Obama’s events didn’t attract thousands of people until well into the primary cycle.
“If we would have attracted crowd sizes that large early on, Hillary would have run for the hills,” the aide said, referring to Hillary Clinton, whom Obama beat out in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary.
Polls don’t show Warren running away with the nominating contest.
Nationally, she trailed front-runner Joe Biden by double-digits in two national polls released on Wednesday. She was ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in those two polls, though she has trailed him in some other recent national surveys….
Her campaign IS wisely doing big crowd events while Joe Biden does small group events…