#Tulsi 2020

Tulsi Has First Qualifying Poll for Third Debate

A CBS News/YouGov poll of New Hampshire came out today with Tulsi in 6th place with 2%. My understanding is that this *is* a qualifying poll, so she just needs 3 more such polls by Aug. 28 to make the polling requirements.

Biden 27%
Sanders 20%
Warren 18%
Harris 12%
Buttigieg 7%
Gabbard 2%
O'Rourke 2%
Everyone else 1% or below

Tulsi On Point for Puerto Rico

Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has been joining in the protests in San Juan against the current governor of that territory, and she is calling for the governor to resign.

She sent out a number of tweets with videos, including an interview on CBSN (I assume that is CBS news online). She also breifly addresses the situation with Iran and the oil tankers.

Tulsi Continues, Slow and Steady

Donor Count

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.

Latest Count

Tulsi Post-Debate Rise (Updated)

Update: Tulsi Now at 89,051 donors as of 10:46 PM Pacific Time according to the front page of Tulsi2020.com. That's a gain of about 2,000 in the past day--the pace continues.


One hour before her debate appearance, Tulsi had 81,880 unique donors to her campaign. As of yesterday, she had 87,071, a rise of 5,191 donors in less than 3 days. A definite spike in her rate of gain.

Tulsi Storms the South, Focuses on Debates and September

Tulsi Polls 3% in Texas

The most recent statewide poll in Texas, from University of Texas/Texas Tribune, shows Tulsi polling at 3%. This was a poll of 1,200 people, which indicates that about 36 of those people polled for her. Not too shabby! She was well ahead of Booker, Gillibrand, Klobuchar, and Inslee who polled at 1%, and Yang and Williamson were at 0% in the poll--and she was only a bit behind Harris, who polled at 5%.

Potential Tulsi Breakthrough

As has been noted in another essay, Tulsi will appear in the first night of Democratic debates with a fairly bland array of debate opponents.

The only relative heavyweight in the first debate night will be Elizabeth Warren. Speculation from another essay on this site says that this is an effort to shine a light on a sheepdog candidate--which might very well be true.

Tulsi Update: 19 May 2019 (Rogan Bump, Oliver Stone)

Tulsi's 2.5 hour interview with Joe Rogan 6 days ago resulted in a solid attention bump.

The YouTube version of the video has so far garnered more than 1.6 million views, and on average his podcast downloads are about double that number.

After that interview, Tulsi's Instagram account gained 11,000 new followers and her Twitter account gained 30,000 new followers. The more people watching her on a regular basis, the better!

Tulsi to Appear on Joe Rogan Show: Monday, May 13

It is now official--Tulsi Gabbard will appear on Joe Rogan's show this upcoming Monday. Less than a week ago, Rogan mentioned he decided he would vote for Tulsi in the primary, which was a pretty large endorsement considering the size of Rogan's following. It's not quite Oprah, but in terms of today's internet world, it's not far behind that.

It'll be at 12:00 noon Pacific Time.

Tulsi "Endorsements" and Nevada Upcoming

Tulsi got a couple of major endorsements (of sorts) this past week.

Joe Rogan

First, and probably most importantly, was Joe Rogan who commented in one of his shows that he is voting for Tulsi and not even thinking about anyone else. Rogan had interviewed Tulsi last September (well before she declared), which was a very good conversation.