Democratic pollster says Warren's move to skip Fox News town halls goes with her brand

A Democratic pollster said on Thursday Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden lead shrinks, Sanders and Warren close gap: poll Defense bill talks set to start amid wall fight Biden allies: Warren is taking a bite out of his electability argument MORE's (D-Mass.) decision not to participate in a Fox News town hall lines up with her progressive brand. 

"You have someone like Elizabeth Warren whose brand is very different from the rest of the candidates," Pia Nargundkar, a senior associate at ALG Research, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on "What America's Thinking." 

Warren announced earlier this month she would not take part in a debate on the network, calling it a "hate-for-profit machine." 

"She came out with a very strongly worded statement saying I won't go on Fox News on principal, not because of what the voters say, I don't want to be used to...credential them or give them any money," Nargundkar said. 

"Elizabeth Warren got major credentials from the Democratic Party activists, and the liberal base for sort of saying I'm not doing Fox and here's why, and the why really speaking to how the liberal base sees Fox News as this entity that's not neutral, that is sort of in the ear of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Trump to withdraw FEMA chief nominee: report MORE," she continued. 

Other Democratic candidates, including Warren's progressive counterpart, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden lead shrinks, Sanders and Warren close gap: poll Biden allies: Warren is taking a bite out of his electability argument Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Pelosi set to unveil drug price plan | Abortion rate in US hits lowest level since Roe v. Wade | Dems threaten to subpoena Juul MORE (I-Vt.), and Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegBiden lead shrinks, Sanders and Warren close gap: poll Poll: Biden leads Democratic field by 10 points in Florida CNN announces details for LGBTQ town hall MORE have partaken in Fox News town halls. 

Fox News announced on Thursday that former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro would be participating in a town hall on the network in June.

— Julia Manchester