Kamala Harris announced she is running for president last month.
She immediately skyrocketed to the top of the Democratic field shortly afterwards.
But while Harris is poised to be a formidable candidate in the Democratic primary, she just got the worst news of her life.
California Democratic Senator Kamala Harris is running for president.
She made the formal announcement at a packed rally in Oakland, California last month to a crowd of 20,000 people.
Harris’ campaign is quickly gaining steam as she prepares to tour the early primary states in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.
Many are now labeling her one of the top contenders for the Democratic nomination.
But while she has emerged as a strong candidate, Harris still has several hurdles to overcome.
For one thing, the Democratic field is expected to be the most crowded in history.
Already, several high-profile Democrats have gotten into the race, including Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Corey Booker.
To make matters even more difficult for Harris, there’s even more Democrats who are planning to jump in but have yet to do so.
This includes Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders, and Joe Biden.
And Joe Biden may be on the verge of giving Harris the worst news of her life.
Despite not even formally being a candidate, Biden continues to dominate the Democratic primary polls.
The Washington Times reports, “Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden is the strongest Democratic contender for the Iowa caucuses, according to a poll of likely caucusgoers.”
According to the poll, conducted by Emerson College, Biden is currently polling at 29%, a double-digit lead over Harris, who comes in at second place.
Harris trails Biden badly, coming in at only 18%. She is followed by Bernie Sanders at 15%, and Elizabeth Warren at 6%.
The poll shows the rest of the field drops off dramatically, with any remaining candidates only polling at 4% or less.
The poll is crucial in understanding how the first state in the Democratic nomination process may vote next year.
Iowa could pick the winner of the 2020 primaries, and whoever wins the state or finishes strong on caucus night could quickly pick up steam.
The problem Harris has is that Biden is crushing her in the first caucus state in the country, and Biden isn’t even in the race yet.
Should Biden formally get into the race, he could easily see his position in the polls rise even more.
Emerson’s early polling shows he is in a position to dominate the Democratic primary should he choose to get into the race.
And with a year to go before the first primary elections, Harris has her work cut out for her.
She needs to improve her name ID and her standing among Democratic primary voters fast, before Biden gets into the race and sucks all the oxygen out of the room.
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