Liberals who most want Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to run for president are wealthy white males.
Though Warren tries to fashion herself as a champion of the working class, Democrats who make below $50,000 prefer Hillary Clinton.
A recent Washington Post/ABC News poll found that the 11% of registered Democrats in the “Warren Wing” who would vote for Warren for president is composed of “wealthier Democrats, those with college degrees, whites, and men,” as MSNBC pointed out. The poll found that “16% of whites say they’d vote for Warren, compared to just 4% of nonwhites. Meanwhile, Warren captures 20% of college graduates, and just 5% of those who lack a degree.” Hillary Clinton’s “support is actually 4 percentage points stronger among lower-income Democrats,” and Clinton “also does slightly better among nonwhites, those without college degrees, and especially women.”
As Breitbart News has noted, wealthy progressive donors have been working behind the scenes to set up a “Ready for Warren” organization should Warren decide to run.
MSNBC noted two other national polls that showed the same trends:
In July, a CNN poll told a similar story. In that survey, Warren whites were four times more likely to support Warren than non-whites, 6% to 14%. She also got double the support from people making more than $50,000 a year (15%) as those who made less than the threshold (7%). And a larger portion of people who attended college (13%) supported her than those who did not (7%). The poll indicated that 12% of men said they would support Warren, compared to 9% of women.
A separate ABC News/Washington Post poll from June again confirmed the pattern: 10% of those who make more than $50,000 supported Warren, compared to 5% under the threshold. And 11% of college graduates supported the senator compared 5% without a degree. And slightly more non-whites than whites lent their support. In that poll, however, women were more likely to support to Warren than men.