Elizabeth Warren can stop worrying about Bernie Sanders. Instead, her people are worrying about Michael Bloomberg.
Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg hit double digits in a new Morning Consult poll on Tuesday, marking the latest sign of his campaign’s growing support since launching in November.
Twelve percent of Democratic primary voters supported Bloomberg in the poll, putting the former New York City mayor above former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 7 percent, businessman Andrew Yang at 5 percent and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) at 3 percent.
Former Vice President Joe Biden led the field with 29 percent support, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at 23 percent. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) rounded out the poll’s top three spots with 14 percent support.
To summarize, Klobuchar is done and is negotiating with Biden. Despite her supposed surge, this was never gonna happen.
Buttigieg continues to fade, under attack from the Left, but he never had much appeal to anyone except a small group. What he had was a lot of money courtesy of his base which wants representation, but doesn’t really expect him to win.
Bloomberg burned through a quarter-of-a-billion. But he’s now a serious contender in fourth place.
The question is how to stop him.
Warren is demanding that he be included in the next Democrat debate. Which nobody’s watching anyway. And that requires dismantling the DNC’s grass roots focus.
She’s still got a bunch of money, but if she doesn’t perform well, her candidacy is effectively over, making this a three man race.
And I do mean man.