Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren will be campaigning together on Monday in Cincinnati, in an attempt to win over Bernie Sander’s voters with another prominent figure within the Democratic party’s liberal base.
Warren has shown criticism toward Clinton in the past over her shifting position on a legislation that would have made it harder for families looking for bankruptcy protection, although they have recently found common ground as Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, as reported by the New York Times.
The senator has had an exchange of comments on Twitter with Trump, where she called him a “small, insecure money-grubber.” Trump responded to those comments by mocking her over allegations that she exaggerated her Native American heritage.
The two women have never been close, according to some people familiar with their work. They did not overlap in the Senate and worked on different sides of the Obama administration, with Clinton as a secretary of state and Warren helping establish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
“It sends a clear signal to progressive voters that it is time for them to put the past in the past and elect Clinton,” Geoff Garin, a pollster at Priorities USA, a super PAC backing Clinton’s bid told the Associated Press. “Sen. Warren carries an enormous amount of credibility with exactly the same kind of people who were avidly supportive of Sanders in the primary.”
Warren may be Clinton’s running mate as she is currently being vetted by the lawyers involved in the vice presidential search. The senator was also asked for her documentation and to complete a questionnaire.
The joint event in Cincinnati is a critical event as the campaign enters its final stretch for the primaries before this summer’s Democratic convention, a place where Sander’s promised to take his liberal agenda to the party at any cost.
Clinton gaining ground over Trump
A recent national poll has given Clinton a double-digit advantage over the presumptive Republican nominee. The Washington Post/ABC News poll showed a 12 percent gap in Clinton’s favor of 51-39 over Trump, as reported by Fox News.
According to the information, two out of three Americans polled by the teams thought Trump was unqualified to lead the country, were anxious about the possibility of him as a president and disapproved his comments on women, Muslims and his comments about the federal judge and his heritage.
However, another poll from Wall Street Journal and NBC showed a much closer gap between the two possible candidates. The survey took into account over 1,000 voters that gave Clinton a 46 percent advantage against Trump with 41 percent.
Also, when the Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and the Green Party candidate Jill Stein were included in the poll, Clinton’s advantage dropped one percentage point. Even though Clinton is still leading, Trump’s numbers have only dropped two percentage points since May.
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Source: The New York Times