Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) announced her presidential campaign Sunday, and her early poll numbers don’t look good.
According to Morning Consult, Klobuchar is currently in seventh place among potential Democratic candidates with just three percent of the vote. She ranks behind, in order, Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX-16), and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ).
She leads Michael Bloomberg and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), who both have just two percent of the vote.
Morning Consult surveys 5,000 registered voters each day, and updates its polling on a weekly basis. Its latest numbers come just three days after Klobuchar announced her candidacy.
As The Minnesota Sun reported, Klobuchar announced her run for the presidency at a rally Sunday on the banks of the Mississippi River.
“So today, on an island in the middle of the mighty Mississippi, in our nation’s heartland, at a time when we must heal the heart of our democracy and renew our commitment to the common good, I stand before you as a granddaughter of an iron-ore miner, as the daughter of a teacher and a newspaper man, as the first woman elected to the United States Senate from the state of Minnesota, to announce my candidacy for President of the United States,” Klobuchar said.
Among the issues she chose to touch on during her speech were: campaign finance, climate change, big-tech, prescription drug prices, and universal health care.
“I am asking you to join this campaign. It is a homegrown one. I don’t have a political machine. I don’t come from money. But what I do have is this: I have grit. I have family, I have friends, I have neighbors, and I have all of you who are willing to come out in the middle of winter—all of you who took the time to watch us today from home,” she said. “All of you who are willing to stand up and say people matter.”
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