Poll: Support for Kamala Harris dips as Joe Biden ‘regains footing’

Make sure to let us know what you think... we now have comments turned ON below the article!

Democrat California Sen. Kamala Harris surged toward the front of the field of 2020 candidates following her strong performance in her party’s first primary debate in late June and was considered to be a top contender to challenge former Vice President Joe Biden for the nomination to take on President Donald Trump.

It appears that Harris has faltered somewhat over the past month, however, as a new poll released just before the second round of debates showed that support for Harris has plunged while Biden managed to regain his comfortable lead over the rest of the field.

Harris slumps, Biden surges

The latest national poll of Democrat candidates from Quinnipiac University revealed that Biden was the clear front-runner with 34% support among Democratic voters and independents who lean Democrat.

Harris ranked third among respondents with 12% support, trailing second-place Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 15% and barely edging out Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 11% support.

Those numbers were quite a significant change from Quinnipiac’s previous poll that was conducted just days after the first round of debates, in which Harris surged to a close second place with 20% support behind Biden’s 22% support.

In other words, the month of July saw Biden gain 12 percentage points among surveyed voters, while Harris lost 8 percentage points.

“In the blink of an eye, the post-debate surge for Sen. Kamala Harris fades and former Vice President Joseph Biden regains his footing among Democratic presidential contenders,” Mary Snow, polling analyst for Quinnipiac, said of the latest numbers.

Failing among key demographic groups

Interestingly, Quinnipiac provided some of the demographic breakdowns of the latest poll which showed Harris struggling to best Biden even among several key constituency groups on which Harris would presumably be able to depend for support.

Among black Democratic voters, Biden enjoyed 53% support, while Harris only earned the support of 7%. Among women Democrat voters, the gap was smaller, but the outcome still the same — Biden led with 34% compared to 14% support for Harris.

When it came to the question of who would be the best leader, Harris had the support of only 9% of Democrat voters while Biden had the support of 36% of those same respondents. As for having the best chance to defeat Trump in 2020, only 8% chose Harris while 51% picked Biden.

Premature plateau?

The drop in support for Harris revealed by this poll was not a one-off occurrence, either, as the RealClearPolitics average of polls for the 2020 candidates has shown a similar dip in the California senator’s electoral prospects. She currently ranks fourth nationally with 10.5% support, down from a high-water mark of 15.2% and second-place in early July.

It will be interesting to see if the polls will be shaken up again following the second round of debates and if Harris will experience a surge of support once more, or if voter enthusiasm for her campaign has already peaked and her exit from the race has become inevitable.

191 Responses

  1. Greetings from Idaho! I’m bored at work so I decided to browse your website on my iphone during lunch break. I enjoy the knowledge you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how fast your blog loaded on my mobile .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, superb site!

  2. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than that, this is fantastic blog. A great read. I will definitely be back.

  3. Have you ever considered about including a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is valuable and all. However just imagine if you added some great graphics or videos to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and clips, this site could certainly be one of the best in its niche. Awesome blog!

  4. Hey there would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using? I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m having a difficult time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique. P.S My apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

  5. I have read a few good stuff here. Certainly worth bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how much effort you put to create such a fantastic informative web site.

  6. Hi there would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with? I’m planning to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a tough time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique. P.S Apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

  7. After looking at a handful of the blog articles on your site, I truly appreciate your way of blogging. I book marked it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon. Please check out my website as well and tell me what you think.

  8. Howdy would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re working with? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster then most. Can you recommend a good web hosting provider at a honest price? Thank you, I appreciate it!

  9. Have you ever thought about publishing an e-book or guest authoring on other sites? I have a blog based upon on the same ideas you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my visitors would value your work. If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e-mail.

  10. I was curious if you ever considered changing the layout of your site? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or 2 pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?

  11. Have you ever thought about including a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is fundamental and everything. But think about if you added some great images or video clips to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and video clips, this site could undeniably be one of the greatest in its niche. Superb blog!

  12. With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright violation? My site has a lot of unique content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my permission. Do you know any methods to help protect against content from being ripped off? I’d truly appreciate it.

  13. Thank you, I have recently been looking for information approximately this topic for a while and yours is the greatest I’ve came upon till now. However, what concerning the conclusion? Are you sure about the source?

  14. I am really impressed along with your writing abilities and also with the structure on your blog. Is that this a paid theme or did you modify it your self? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, its uncommon to see a great blog like this one these days..

  15. Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read anything like this before. So nice to seek out any individual with some authentic ideas on this subject. realy thanks for beginning this up. this web site is one thing that’s needed on the internet, someone with slightly originality. useful job for bringing one thing new to the internet!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Popular