Sen. Kamala Harris got off to a decent start when she announced she was going to run for president. Harris attacked Joe Biden, the front runner for the Democrats, every chance she could get to stand out amongst the sea of Democratic candidates. But, as of late, her campaign momentum has dropped, leaving her plummeting in the polls.
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Harris spoke at a Reno, Nevada, town hall meeting earlier this week to promote her candidacy. But when she asked the crowd if they were ready for her to be president, she got an answer that perhaps made her question how far she had fallen in the polls.
“In this election, in the last couple- I mean, maybe couple of months, certainly a few weeks, there’s this whole conversation that has been coming up about electability focused on our campaign,” Harris said. “Is America ready for that?”
Not a good sign for Kamala Harris.
When Harris asked if America was ready for her presidency, the crowd shouted, "no."
America doesn't want someone to be President who will destroy private healthcare, destroy the 2nd amendment, & regulate what you eat. pic.twitter.com/DAfFxWucj1
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) October 3, 2019
Numerous people in the crowd gave a resounding “No,” which left Harris visibly shocked. The 54-year-old scolded the people who said no before trying to brush it off: “Well, yes they are.”
This exchange prompted many to make the correlation between Jeb Bush in 2016 when he told his supporters to “please clap” during a campaign rally. This became a source of embarrassment and was seemingly the final blow to his chance to become President of the United States.
Harris has seen a severe drop in the polls. She is currently teetering around 7 percent, which is a far cry from other leading candidates. Joe Biden is currently leading the pack with a 29 percent poll, while Bernie Sanders follows behind him at 18 percent, Fox News reported.
While a majority of the Democratic candidates will begin to end their campaign in the coming months, it seems that Elizabeth Warren is gaining traction on the two leaders as she has hovered around 16 percent in recent polls.
Harris will have perhaps her last chance to make a positive impression on voters when the Democratic debates take place on Oct. 15, but if the town hall meeting was any indication, it will be an uphill battle.