Dem pollster says Warren 'brackets' two voter pools

Democratic pollster Celinda Lake said in an interview that aired Tuesday on "What America's Thinking" that 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenKrystal Ball: Elites have chosen Warren as The One; Lauren Claffey: Is AOC wrong about the Electoral College? Poll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona McConnell rejects Democrats' 'radical movement' to abolish filibuster 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 Sanders2020 candidates have the chance to embrace smarter education policies Bernie Sanders Adviser talks criminal justice reform proposal, 'Medicare for All' plan Poll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona 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 Elizabeth GillibrandOvernight Defense: Two US service members killed in Afghanistan | Trump calls on other nations to take up fight against ISIS | Pentagon scraps billion-dollar missile defense program Sanders targets gig economy as part of new labor plan Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill MORE (D-N.Y.) in February. 

— Julia Manchester