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 WarrenBiden says he won't legalize marijuana because it may be a 'gateway drug' Democrats seize on report of FedEx's Elizabeth Warren tax bill to slam Trump's tax plan Warren 'fully committed' to 'Medicare for All' MORE's (D-Mass.) calls for the House to start impeachment proceedings against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report 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 SandersBiden says he won't legalize marijuana because it may be a 'gateway drug' Democrats seize on report of FedEx's Bernie Sanders tax bill to slam Trump's tax plan If we want to save earth, we need to change how we eat MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report Biden says he won't legalize marijuana because it may be a 'gateway drug' Impeachment hearings don't move needle with Senate GOP MORE, who is expected to launch his campaign on Thursday, have led the pack in most polls.

— Julia Manchester