California voters split on Harris presidential run: poll

California voters are split over Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook McEnany says Juneteenth is a very ‘meaningful’ day to Trump MORE’s (D-Calif.) presidential campaign, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

Forty percent of respondents in the deep-blue state of California say the senator would make a good president, while 38 percent say she would not.

Democrats think Harris would do a good job as president by a 68-12 percent margin, while Republicans overwhelmingly think she would not, 75-11 percent.

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Among Democratic and Democratic-leaning Californians, 58 percent said they would be excited for Harris to run for president.

That figure is slightly below the 60 percent of respondents in that category who would be excited for former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE to run.

“It’s former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris neck and neck and everyone else an afterthought in the very early Democratic presidential race,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the poll.
Click Here: cheap Cowboys jersey“But while Sen. Harris gets the nod for generating excitement among California Democrats, the total pool of voters is noticeably ambivalent about whether she has what it takes to be a good president.” 

Biden has said he will decide whether or not to pursue the Democratic nomination “soon.”

According to the poll, 44 percent of Democratic or Democratic-leaning voters would be excited about a run by Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) or Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.), while 40 percent said they would be excited by former Rep. Beto O’RourkeBeto O’RourkeBiden will help close out Texas Democrats’ virtual convention: report O’Rourke on Texas reopening: ‘Dangerous, dumb and weak’ Parties gear up for battle over Texas state House MORE (D-Texas.).

Sanders and O’Rourke have yet to announce their 2020 intentions.

Among senators that have declared their candidacy, Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Warren, Pressley introduce bill to make it a crime for police officers to deny medical care to people in custody Senate Dems press DOJ over coronavirus safety precautions in juvenile detention centers MORE (D-N.Y.) only excited 21 percent of respondents. The poll didn’t ask people about Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants Black lawmakers unveil bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (D-N.J.), who announced his run for the White House on Friday.

California’s primary is in early March of 2020, giving the state a greater opportunity than in years past to have an impact on the race.

Quinnipiac surveyed 912 California voters, including 452 Democrats or Democratic-leaning voters, from Jan. 30 to Feb. 4. The poll has a margin of error of 4.1 percentage points. The sample of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters has a 5.9-point margin of error.

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