Warren is 'staking her ground' in Dem primary through policy proposals, says polling editor

Polling editor Carl Cannon said Monday that Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenAre Democrats turning Trump-like? Manufacturing shrinks, raising questions for Trump Volatile presidential polls spark new round of anxieties MORE (D-Mass.) has set herself apart from her Democratic primary opponents by rolling out policy proposals.

"For Elizabeth Warren, she's staking out her ground in a very crowded Democratic primary field with some actual proposals, which they aren't all doing," Cannon, executive editor at Real Clear Politics, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on "What America's Thinking." 

"So, she's to be commended for that," he added. 

While Warren continues to trail her primary opponents, including front-runners former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenAre Democrats turning Trump-like? Volatile presidential polls spark new round of anxieties British Bookmaker: Warren has replaced Biden as Democratic primary favorite MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersVolatile presidential polls spark new round of anxieties GOP memo deflects some gun questions to 'violence from the left' British Bookmaker: Warren has replaced Biden as Democratic primary favorite MORE (I-Vt.) in polls, she has made headlines with her recent policy proposals, including a plan to cancel nearly all student loan debt and create universal free public college.

The plan would cancel up to $50,000 in debt for 42 million Americans, or 95 percent of individuals with student loan debt. 

"It’s time to end that experiment, to clean up the mess it’s caused, and to do better—better for people who want to go (or go back) to college, better for current students, better for graduates, better for their families, and better for our entire economy," Warren wrote in a Medium post.

The idea of tuition-free college and forgiveness of student loan debt has gained traction among Democrats in recent years after Sanders ran on a tuition-free college platform in 2016. 

— Julia Manchester