With her support base shrinking, Elizabeth Warren is trying to make a play on Andrew Yang’s support base in order to try and boost hers.
I won’t lie, it’s not a bad strategy. What she is doing is saying that she is open to the idea of a universal basic income.
Andrew Yang obviously will not win the Democratic nomination for president, so when he drops out of the race eventually, those supporters are going to turn to someone else to vote for. Since she is trying to incorporate his idea of universal basic income, she believes – and rightly so I think – that those supporters will vote for her.
Not only that, but I also believe that when Bernie Sanders loses again, she’ll probably pick up his supporters as well and that will boost her in the polls also.
According to Breitbart,
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) signaled that she is open to a universal basic income – an idea that has been championed by fellow presidential contender Andrew Yang (D).
Warren expressed her willingness to consider a UBI, which quite literally amounts to the government handing individuals and families a “basic” income per month regardless of employment or income status, in a Washington Post survey that asked, “Should the federal government pay a universal basic income to every American adult?”
Three candidates were listed as supporting the measure – Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Marianne Williamson (D), and Yang. Notably, two candidates were listed as “open to it” – Julián Castro (D) and Warren.
“We absolutely must raise wages and strengthen the social safety net so that every American has basic financial security. Universal basic income and universal living wages are options to consider,” Warren told the Post, noting her push for a $15 minimum wage.
I really think that if she could get Yang to drop out now and go ahead and announce him as VP, she might make a good surge in the polls.