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Majority Elizabeth Warren’s constituents don’t want her to run in 2020

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Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, is
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  • New polling has found that a solid majority of Sen. Elizabeth
    Warren’s constituents don’t want her to seek the Democratic
    nomination for president in 2020.
  • Fifty-eight percent of Massachusetts voters said they hope
    Warren doesn’t run, despite the fact that a nearly identical
    percentage — 57% — view her favorably.
  • But Warren, who says she is focused on winning reelection
    this November, regularly tops lists of likely 2020 contenders.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has for months topped
lists of Democrats angling to challenge Donald Trump for the
presidency in 2020, but new polling has found that a solid
majority of her constituents don’t want her to seek the
Democratic nomination.

Fifty-eight percent of Massachusetts voters said they hope Warren
doesn’t run, despite the fact that nearly an identical percentage
— 57% — view her favorably.

Just 32% of the 500 voters surveyed in the Suffolk
University/Boston Globe poll said Warren
should run.

“This was a shocking finding to me, given that Democrats like her
so much, and she has been making moves to run for president. I
would have expected her to be leading this list of potential
Massachusetts presidential candidates,” David Paleologos, the
director of the poll,
told the Boston Globe
.

Globe reporter James Pindell noted
the “common thread” among 15 polled voters he spoke with was that
Democratic voters, including women, “love Warren but worry she
isn’t electable and they don’t want to take chances when it comes
to beating Trump.”

Meanwhile, a larger segment of voters — 38% — said their state’s
former Democratic governor, Deval Patrick, should join the
race. Patrick doesn’t appear on many national lists of potential
2020 contenders.

The Republican party quickly seized on the poll results, pushing
out an email titled “not #WithHer.”

“She’s running. But the people who know her best don’t want her
to,” Republican National Committee’s rapid response director
Michael Ahrens wrote, concluding with Warren’s own catchphrase,
“Nevertheless, she persisted.”

The poll surveyed 500 voters between September 13-17 and has
a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.

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