Throughout the course of the 2020 presidential election, candidate Tulsi Gabbard has had an interesting run. In recent weeks, coverage of Gabbard surged in the press, following an attack from twice-unsuccessful presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Without evidence, Clinton alleged that Gabbard, a combat veteran, is a “Russian asset” and a product of “grooming” from the Russian government. Clinton would later attempt to walk back these statements, following Gabbard’s lawyers ordering the two-time failed candidate to retract her remarks.
Despite attacks from Clinton and other members of her own party, Gabbard has stood by her presidential run. During last week’s fifth Democrat debate, she went toe-to-toe with South Bend mayor and in-party rival Pete Buttigieg; Gabbard also clashed with Kamala Harris after Harris slammed her for appearing on Fox News during the Obama presidency and censuring Democrats.
Now, Tulsi Gabbard’s standing has increased in a new poll conducted by Suffolk University/Boston Globe.
A Closer Look at Gabbard’s Rise in the Latest Poll
The aforementioned poll surveys 500 likely Democrat primary voters in New Hampshire. Data was collected between November 21-29; furthermore, the Suffolk University/Boston Globe report comes right after the fifth Democrat debate.
Gabbard currently polls at 6% in New Hampshire, beating out fellow rivals Andrew Yang, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Tom Steyer, Amy Klobuchar, and others. However, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders are still ahead of the combat veteran turned presidential candidate.
Over the course of Gabbard’s run for the presidency, she’s made it a point to distinguish herself from establishment Democrats. On Wednesday’s debate, Gabbard professed that she wouldn’t put party interests first, following Harris’ attacks over her Fox News appearances.
The 2020 Democrat has also articulated an interest in anti-interventionism foreign policy, securing the Southern border, and treating all Americans with respect, regardless of their political views.
What’s Next for Tulsi Gabbard?
At this time, the 2020 Democrat is promoting her policies on different social media platforms and working to meet the required thresholds to appear on next month’s debate stage.
During last week’s Democrat debate, Gabbard held a watch party in Atlanta, Georgia and later stopped by to convene with her supporters. In spite of various censures and criticisms from people within her party, Gabbard has repeatedly affirmed that she won’t give up her campaign or run as a third-party candidate.
Do you think Tulsi Gabbard will continue to rise in the polls? Will she qualify to appear on the sixth Democrat debate stage in December? Let us know in the comments section below!