Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s campaign isn’t doing so well these days, and she’s finally had to admit it to herself and her supporters.
In an email to her fans on Friday, Warren said that her campaign has raised $17 million this quarter and admitted defeat by confessing, “that’s a good chunk behind where we were at this time last quarter.”
Warren’s fundraising haul was 30% less than the numbers her campaign boasted in September. Warren’s plea for funds noted that the camapaign needs $3 million in donations by New Years Eve to stay “on track.”
It seems that Warren’s commitment to avoid wealthy donors and expensive fundraisers has come back to bite her — or maybe her supporters are beginning to see that Warren doesn’t stand a chance against heavy-hitters Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.
The poll numbers reflect her precipitous fall from grace. In October, Warren reached her peak popularity. A RealClearPolitics poll placed her as the frontrunner for a brief moment when it found that Warren’s 26.6% support edged out former Vice President Joe Biden by 0.02%.
However, as the months have passed, Warren has only seen her popularity plummet. She’s clearly feeling the pressure, as her fundraising email stated, “Elizabeth Warren needs your help. Right now. The goal is $20 million for the quarter — that’s how much the campaign needs to keep our plans on track.”