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Kamala Harris leads 2020 Dem field in second Daily Kos straw poll

Kamala Harris leads 2020 Dem field in second Daily Kos straw poll
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisThe Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation Biden can rebuild trust in our justice system by prioritizing prosecutorial reform Harris says she has 'not yet' spoken to Pence MORE (D-Calif.), who just announced she was running for president earlier this week, jumped into the lead in progressive news website Daily Kos’s straw poll.

According to Daily Kos’s second straw poll of 28,000 members, Harris is the new front-runner, receiving 27 percent of the vote. Harris announced her candidacy on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, during an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America."

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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation Disney laying off 32,000 workers as coronavirus batters theme parks Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year MORE (D-Mass.) finished second in the poll with 18 percent, while former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation US records 2,300 COVID-19 deaths as pandemic rises with holidays MORE garnered 13 percent and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation Clyburn: Biden falling short on naming Black figures to top posts Prepare for buyers' remorse when Biden/Harris nationalize health care MORE (I-Vt.) scored 12 percent.

In Daily Kos's first straw poll two weeks ago, Warren, who was the first major Democratic candidate to jump into the race, was in the lead. Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) came in second, with 15 percent, and Harris and Biden were close behind, tied with 14 percent each.

In Tuesday’s straw poll, O’Rourke had dropped to fifth place, with 8 percent supporting the former congressman.

“In the span of just two weeks, the Democratic presidential primary landscape has already shifted,” said Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas.

“The shift from just two weeks ago suggests that activists are still getting to know candidates and are eager to give many of them a serious look. It may be a while before numbers begin to settle down.”

Daily Kos will be conducting and releasing straw polls every two weeks.

Harris plans to hold a presidential rally in her hometown of Oakland, Calif., this weekend. Her campaign announced that she raised more than $1.5 million in online donations in the 24 hours since she announced she’d run for the White House.

While she plans to have a second office in Oakland, Harris’s presidential campaign headquarters will be located in Baltimore.