Sen. Elizabeth Warren spiked speculations of a Clinton-Warren presidential ticket when she joined the Democratic presumptive presidential nominee for a stump speech, but a new Rasmussen Reports poll indicates the Massachusetts junior senator wouldn’t help boost Hillary Clinton’s standing and is more likely to hurt the former Secretary of State.
Only 17 percent of 1,000 likely voters said they were more likely to support Clinton for president with Warren on the ticket when polled in a Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey June 28 and 29.
A greater 29 percent of likely voters said they would be less likely to vote for Clinton with Warren as her running mate. Fifty percent of those surveyed said if Warren was the VP candidate it would make no difference to how they vote.
The leftists’ darling stumped for a twin-blue-pantsuit-clad Clinton this week in swing state Ohio. Warren praised the woman she has previously criticized over entrenched financial ties to Wall Street. She attacked Republican candidate Donald Trump whom she has clashed with publicly in recent days over Warren’s evidence-less claims of Native American heritage she has previously listed professionally.
Warren has typically pulled support from similar political factions to those endeared to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders who remains technically in the race. Speculation has suggested a Warren VP pick could pick up those who support Warren or Sanders, but are leery of voting for Clinton.
At the May 2015 California Democratic Party convention in Anaheim palpable enthusiasm for Warren and Sanders poured from factions of attendees, but markedly absent was any visible enthusiasm for Clinton.
A mid-June analysis in the New York Times suggested that Warren won’t be the VP pick based of the lack of diversity between the two women making them unlikely to pick up targeted demographics. Warren’s potential to overshadow Clinton on the campaign trail added to the arguments against a Warren pick. That report also pointed to segments of Warren’s book that assailed Clinton’s principles and accused her of being owned by Wall Street. Time magazine also suggested Warren’s potential to outshine Clinton.
Rasmussen Reports announced on Thursday that Trump rose to take a four percent lead over Clinton with 43 percent for Trump to 39 for Clinton, putting him outside the margin of error in the group’s most recent poll.
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