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Elizabeth Warren Is Gaining Ground. But Her Path to the Nomination Is Harder Than You Think.

Published in The Washington Post on August 15, 2019


Elizabeth Warren has become the flavor du jour in the Democratic presidential race on the back of two strong debate performances. But her polling numbers suggest passing former vice president Joe Biden will be a much harder task.

The senator from Massachusetts has risen as the progressive’s progressive, refusing to run away from controversial stances such as eliminating private health insurance in favor of a government-run Medicare-for-all system. That approach has endeared her to the party’s far-left wing, but it leaves many less leftist Democrats cold.

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Henry Olsen is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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