CNN host S.E. Cupp says Sen. Kamala Harris’ (D-CA) recent moves to reboot and refocus her presidential campaign are not “usually a sign that you think things are working.”
In her opening monologue Saturday on S.E. Cupp Unfiltered, Cupp noted Harris had a large and successful rollout for her presidential campaign in January and posted million-dollar fundraising within the first week.
But “the latest CNN poll shows her running in sixth place, roughly the same position she’s occupied since she announced her candidacy,” Cupp said.
“[Harris] said that’s partly our fault, that the media and pundits focus too much on this idea of electability … The only problem is voters agree with us,” Cupp further noted, citing a recent poll from Quinnipiac University stating around two percent of Democratic voters believe Harris can defeat President Donald Trump in a general election.
The CNN host then said Harris is now resetting her campaign “with a new sharpened focus on Trump,” but cautioned against this.
“In electoral politics, a reboot isn’t usually a sign that you think things are working. It also looks kind of equivocating and unsure,” Cupp stressed. “Harris is a strong candidate with South Carolina and her home state of California.”
Noting the first-term senator already has a huge footprint in news media mentions, Cupp likewise noted Harris “needs to zero in on a strong message that sets her apart and then just stay the course.”
(Watch above, via CNN)
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