Following the June 26 Democratic National Committee debate in Miami, the presidential campaign of Tulsi Gabbard emailed supporters to state that the Hawaii representative shined in a “breakthrough performance.”
But Gabbard’s polling numbers have not shown any breakthrough in her national status.
Polls over the past few days from Quinnipiac, CNN, The Hill/HarrisX and Politico/Morning Consult show her with just 1% support, which is where she’s been pretty much been since she first entered the race six months ago.
By contrast, the big winners from the DNC forums were U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is still a draw. And Pete Buttigieg, the Indiana mayor, rounds out the top five candidates.
The candidate that was hurt the most by the debates was former Vice President Joe Biden, who remains the frontrunner. He was part of the June 27 lineup that also featured Harris and Buttigieg.
Real Clear Politics says Gabbard’s average of polling numbers works out to 1.4%. That compares with 27% for Biden, 15.2% for Sanders, 13.8% for Warren, 13.4% for Harris and 5.2% for Buttigieg.
Meanwhile, a USA Today/Suffolk poll released Tuesday on the Iowa Democratic Presidential Caucus shows similar numbers.
The second DNC debate will be on CNN July 30 and 31 in Detroit. Gabbard has already qualified for these debates, based on polling and fundraising.
Coming next in terms of race metrics: the April-June federal fundraising reports, which must be released no later than July 15.
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