Tulsi Pushes Upwards

Unique Donors

Tulsi now has 97,170 unique donors. Her daily rate of new donors has fluctuated day to day, with more than 800 yesterday, and about 500 in each of the two days before. She needs 657 per day until August 28 to reach the required 130,000 unique donors.

97,170 Donors

In the handful of days after her first debate, she gained about 12,000 new donors, so people are hopeful the second debate will result in a similar (or even better) gain.

Polling

On the polling side, things have definitely been interesting. I believe the debate polling requirements are that a candidate poll at at least 2% in 4 different approved polls (either nationwide or in the four preliminary primary/caucus states). This is in addition to getting 130,000 unique donors.

Today's national Economist/YouGov poll has her at 2% (although RealClearPolitics.com shows it incorrectly at 3%). Yesterday's national Emerson College poll also shows Tulsi at 2%. A Harvard-Harris national poll on July 2 showed Tulsi at 2%.

The Economist/YouGov

Emerson

Harvard/Harris

However, all these polls are not on the DNC approved polls list. (You all look so surprised!)

Tulsi is averaging the 8th most popular Democratic candidate in polls--considering there are 24 or so, that's not too shabby.

But another thing to note is Tulsi rise in more mainstream media-type polls (that actually do count towards the debate requirements). Typically, she was running 0% in most of those before the first debate. Now, she is solidly at 1%--in pretty much all polls. Quinnipiac, USA Today/Suffolk, ABC News/Washington Post, and CNN. That's actually a solid uptick, and could bode well for her in upcoming polls.

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Shahryar's picture

@gjohnsit

you can't see them at all! At RCP she shows up at 0.3%, the same as Marianne Williamson.

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@Shahryar
in my book.

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Regardless of the path in life I chose, I realize it's always forward, never straight.

Centaurea's picture

@Shahryar She's been running fundraising ads on Facebook this week. "Have a whiskey with Kirsten Gillibrand!"

I guess it's meant to be an upscale version of "drinking beer with Liz". Drinks

You should see the comments people are posting. Bless her heart. There's a reason she's at 0.3%, and the commenters are not shy about expressing it.

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@gjohnsit only approves YouGov polls when sponsored by CBS, not the Economist. A bit arbitrary.

And other sponsors' polls may not be approved if the methodology isn't right.

In any case, I would expect Tulsi to meet both the polling and donors requirements for Sept debates..

Has Msnbc invited her on yet to any of its DNC-approved aft/eve shows?

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We'll let the reasons why go unanswered for the moment. I vowed after DNC cheating Bernie was discovered, that I would not donate for anyone nationally. But Tulsi is just too important to ignore. None of the Clowns in the race will ever have enough influence to continue pushing Trump in a stronger anti-war position. None of them mean anti-war except perhaps Bernie and Gravel. For the
rest, it's just posturing.

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@Alligator Ed
i'll bet it's the scales!

it's the scales, isn't it?

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@Alligator Ed And what is unique about my donation is that I have never before donated to a candidate in a national election. I have donated to local candidates, but never donated to a candidate running for President until I donated to Tulsi.

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All those regulations of how many donors she has to get and the debate polling regulations are so disgusting, they should be outright opposed.

I think it's very bad that Sanders and Gabbard don't work together and from my guts' feelings that is because Sanders don't want to. Any one knows what's going on between the two?

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TTTT (too tired to talk)

@mimi The whole thing is disgusting. The 2 party system is a sham. The way campaigns are structured now it takes an eternity of electioneering, donor pandering and cash to get the minimal amount of information to the voters. The media is suspect in their coverage and the parties sabotage unfavorable (to them) candidates.

I wish the candidates would have impromptu debates if they're in the same city or state and screw the "system".

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@mimi @mimi they are working together.

I've seen recent videos in which they seem to show genuine fondness for each other. Tulsi is still a Fellow of the Sanders Institute. Yesterday, I received an email from Tulsi about a joint legislative effort between her and Bernie:

It’s time to hold Big Pharma opioid pushers like Purdue Pharmaceuticals accountable for the opioid crisis they helped cause. That’s why Senator Bernie Sanders and I have written and introduced a sweeping, bicameral bill to hold top pharma execs criminally liable for their role in creating the crisis.

I've mentioned before that I can well see Tulsi leading (successfully!) a third-party movement at some point, under the right circumstances.

In an interview, Jimmy Dore asked Tulsi why she's running as a Dem instead of third party. She replied that this is how and where she feels she can make the most difference right now. That "right now" came through loud and clear to me.

In the meantime, she's using the Dem party apparatus to let the American public get to know her. She's building her base. That way, she will have a much better chance of leading a third party should the time come.

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@Centaurea
the right circumstances. And if the duopoly imposes two more shill douchebags on us like in 2016 maybe it will happen.

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is the DP candidate 'most likely' to run Third Party.

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This is a little long at 20 min, but fairly interesting and positive for Tulsi.

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

First a little rant. We have to banish the words "third party". The Democratic Party does not deserve to exist. We are not talking about splitting off from the corruptocrats, we are talking about replacing them. That is what will happen anyway.
Second, we (Well Bernie or Tulsi, Bernie and Tulsi) have to chose the right time to make the split. That time will be when Democratic evil becomes indisputable. That has not happened. It may happen before the next debate, it may happen because of the next debate, it may not happen until after the election; it is sure to happen but it must happen first.

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