Democratic pollster Celinda Lake said in an interview that aired Tuesday on "What America's Thinking" that 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSenate Democrats propose corporate minimum tax for spending package The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Budget negotiators: 72 hours and counting Democrats face critical 72 hours MORE (D-Mass.) has her feet in two pools of Democratic voters.
Lake says the progressive senator is able to appeal to voters looking for a pragmatic candidate, as well as those looking for an outsider to shake up Washington.
"She is interesting because she brackets both pools," Lake, president of Lake Research Partners, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on Monday.
"She brackets the pool of people who want to get things done," she continued. "She's won the primary of ideas already."
"Yet she's also an outsider talking about campaign finance reform, funding her campaign only with small donor contributions," she said. "So she's got a foot in both worlds, and I think it's interesting if she can pull enough from both to be a leader."
Many of Warren's progressive ideas and stances have been compared to those of fellow 2020 contender Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight On The Money — Senate Democrats lay out their tax plans Overnight Health Care — Presented by Altria — FDA advisers endorse Pfizer vaccine for kids Manchin: 'I think we'll get a framework' deal MORE (I-Vt.).
Like Sanders, she is known for championing economic populism, but she also has backed progressive ideas aimed at helping young children and working parents, including universal child care.
Warren co-sponsored paid leave legislation with fellow 2020 contender Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandPaid family leave proposal at risk Which proposals will survive in the Democrats' spending plan? Proposals to reform supports for parents face chopping block MORE (D-N.Y.) in February.
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