GOP pollster: Warren trying to gain traction with calls for impeachment, canceling student debt

Republican pollster B.J. Martino told Hill.TV on Wednesday that Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren overtakes Biden in Iowa for first time: poll Warren avoids attacks while building momentum Sanders unveils plan to eliminate Americans' medical debt MORE's (D-Mass.) calls for the House to start impeachment proceedings against President TrumpDonald John TrumpAlaska Republican Party cancels 2020 primary Ukrainian official denies Trump pressured president Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' MORE could be a way for her to gain more attention in the crowded field of Democratic presidential hopefuls.

"She is trying to generate as much attention as possible right now," Martino, a partner at the Tarrance Group, told host Jamal Simmons on "What America's Thinking."

"She is going to pay for your college. She is going to impeach Trump," he added. "If there is an idea that she thinks can make a big splash, she is going to come out with it now because her campaign's in dire straits by all measures."

Warren became the first Democratic candidate to say the House should begin impeachment proceedings. She later unveiled her plan to cancel nearly all student loan debt and create universal free public college.

The announcements came as Warren trails other 2020 Democrats in the polls.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren overtakes Biden in Iowa for first time: poll The polls are asking the wrong question Sanders unveils plan to eliminate Americans' medical debt MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenUkrainian official denies Trump pressured president Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' Warren overtakes Biden in Iowa for first time: poll MORE, who is expected to launch his campaign on Thursday, have led the pack in most polls.

— Julia Manchester