Tulsi Continues, Slow and Steady
Now at 102,957 unique donors, the campaign's goal is 105,000 by this Sunday. That will leave them a week-and-a-half to get to around 110,000 unique donors by the time of the next debate. Reaching that level will give them a reasonable chance of reaching the 130,000 unique donor level required for the September and October debates.
Speaking of debates, it looks like Gravel did not get in. The list of 20 candidates does not include him.
Tulsi is in, of course, but Gravel's absence negates the potential for him to endorse Tulsi live on stage. Let's hope he still endorses her in some loud manner.
On the polling front, as I stated in my last report, Tulsi ran into two mainstream polls where she was at 0%. More recent polling is back into the 1% area.
National polls at The Economist/YouGov, Politico/Morning Consult, and The Hill/Harris X have Tulsi at 1%.
New Hampshire polls from CNN/University of New Hampshire and a seperate one at St. Anselm have Tulsi polling at 1% in the state. This is actually better than she had been polling previously. In the St. Anselm poll she rose from 0.6% in April to 1.0% in July. In the CNN poll, Tulsi almost (but not quite) made the 2% bracket.
Interestingly, also in the CNN poll, Tulsi wast the 6th most popular candidate for second choice, polling at 4% (if your first candidate dropped out, who would be your second choice). The first debate changed the minds of 15% of the New Hampshire people who watched as to their first choice. 2% of those polled considered Tulsi the most likeable candidate. Perhaps most shocking, although Biden won the CNN poll with 24%, Warren just barely edged out Sanders for second place with both at 19%.
Forward . . .