Struggling Dem Candidate Counting On Debate To Save Campaign

Via The Washington Examiner:

Kamala Harris has a lot riding on Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate in Houston. The California senator, a breakout star at the first Democratic debate, has since faded from the top ranks of contenders.

¬†Thursday’s debate comes amid desultory poll numbers and unforced campaign errors. Although her support doubled from 8% to 17%, according to a CNN poll immediately following the first Democratic debate, a Quinnipiac University poll in August shows her poll numbers dropping to 7%. The RealClearPolitics average has Harris at 7.2%, well behind former Vice President Joe Biden at 29.8%, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 18.7%, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders with 18%.

Adding to the campaign’s woes, this week a campaign staffer left a strategy memo at a New Hampshire restaurant detailing internal concerns over the candidate’s performance.

To come back, Harris will need to stand out on the debate stage in Houston Thursday night.