Elizabeth Warren Rises in Polls - NBC10 Boston

Elizabeth Warren Rises in Polls

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 15, 60 and 8 Over the Air

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Elizabeth Warren Rising in the Polls

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is moving up in the rankings in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

    (Published Thursday, June 20, 2019)

    It was just a few months ago that Elizabeth Warren was being written off as too liberal or too divisive to beat Donald Trump. But polls show Democrats are starting to feel differently about her candidacy.

    The Warren campaign is focused on "building the organization, and we are seeing that momentum just skyrocketing right now," said supporter Michelle Wu.

    As Warren surges in the polls, inching past Bernie Sanders into the No. 2 spot of the Democratic presidential race, Wu is not surprised.

    "Elizabeth doing 100 plus town halls all across the country, taking questions from the audience, coming up with real, actual solutions -- that's how you win an election," she said.

    Air Force Major Charged With Wife's Gruesome Murder

    [NATL] Air Force Major Charged With Wife's Gruesome Murder
    The husband of a missing San Antonio, Texas, woman was charged with murder after authorities confirmed they'd found the remains 29-year-old Andreen McDonald. The Bexar County Sheriff's Office arrested Andre McDonald, 40, just two days after authorities found a human skull and bones Thursday night. 
     
    (Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019)

    Wu, a Boston city councilor who had Warren as a professor at Harvard Law school, says an organizing meeting in Cambridge Wednesday night underscored the energy in the senator's presidential campaign.

    "Expecting maybe 100 people -- 500 people RSVP'd," she said. "We had 400 in the room already to go signing up to go knock on doors in New Hampshire and pitch in. So people are excited."

    Sanders has noticed, hinting at his own explanation with a retweet of a Politico story about centrists moving toward Warren as an alternative to him. The corporate wing of the Democratic Party is publicly "anybody but Bernie," he added.

    "People who were with him four years ago are moving to Elizabeth Warren," said Mara Dolan, a Warren supporter. "And that's a frustrating position for him."

    Dolan said Warren is pulling in both moderates and former Sanders supporters.

    "It's certainly folks who don't identify with being democratic socialists. Elizabeth Warren has made it very clear that she’s a capitalist," said Dolan. "She's interested in making capitalism work."

    Hiker Found Alive After Disappearing For Four Days

    [NATL] Hiker Found Alive After Disappearing For Four Days

     60-Year-Old Sheryl Powell survived three nights in the White Mountains of California with her dog.

    (Published Monday, July 15, 2019)

    Warren supporters expect to see a further increase in Warren's support following next weeks first Democratic debate because they say Warren has proven herself to be a strong debater who has thought through all the big issues in this race.


    Get the latest from NBC Boston anywhere, anytime:

    App

    Download our FREE app for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our e-mail newsletters.