Kamala Harris Continues Downward Spiral as Iowa Polls Indicate Disaster

The 2020 Democratic primary is a two-horse race at this point, and that news will be harder to break to some of the candidates than for others.

Billionaires like Tom Steyer will simply get to check “ran for President” off of his bucket list before returning to his particularly comfortable civilian life.

Wayne Messam, Marianne Williamson, and Joe Sestak will simply fade back into their relative obscurity without so much as the fizzle or pop of a bottle rocket.

But, there are a few candidates outside of the aforementioned duel that will be more difficult to dispense with.  Senator Kamala Harris is one of those stubborn few who seem destined to stick around until the bitter, angry end.

This, despite being on the receiving end of some terrible polling news this week.

The California senator has experienced a steady decline in both national and early primary and caucus state polls in recent weeks. The trend was seemingly sparked by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s (D-HI) pointed attack on Harris’s controversial prosecutorial record – jailing hundreds of people for marijuana violations and later making light of smoking marijuana – during the Democrat debate in July.

Harris signaled a switch in campaign strategies in September, telling a colleague that she is  “f*cking moving to Iowa.”

“‘I’m f*cking moving to Iowa’ – Kamala Harris,” read an email following the presidential hopeful’s quip.

Just how bad was it for Harris?

The poll, taken October 13-16, 2019 among 313 Democrat caucus voters, showed Joe Biden (D) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) topping the field with 23 percent support each. Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) overtook Sanders for third place with 16 percent support to the Vermont senator’s 13 percent.

Andrew Yang (D) came in fifth place with five percent support, followed by Gov. Steve Bullock (D) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) with four percent and three percent, respectively.

Harris, who once mocked Gabbard’s low poll numbers, tied with both the Hawaiian lawmaker and Tom Steyer (D), with two percent support. The margin of error is +/- 5.5 percent…

According to Real Clear Politics, Harris is only bringing in about 5% of the national vote – a number that is sure to slip away should the Iowa caucuses cast doubt on the Senator’s support among Democrats.