Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is soaring in the polls, but there's also tangible evidence she's wildly popular amongst the Democratic Primary field. Her crowd sizes are massive. Over the weekend, 15,000 turned out in Seattle to listen to her speak.
According to The Seattle Times, Warren spoke near Seattle's famous Space Needle building. The rally location had to be changed from the smaller city hall due to interest.
“Today, a full-time minimum wage job in America will not keep a mama and a baby out of poverty, that is wrong,” Warren said regarding changing prices in the economy compared to 40 years ago. "Understand this, that difference is no accident, that difference is who the government works for."
"When you see a government that works great for the rich," Warren continued, "that works great for the wealthy and the well-connected and is not working so well for everyone else, that is corruption, pure and simple."
Warren told her audience that the number of people turning out told her that they "understand they’ve got a government that’s working great for the bazillionaires but just not working for them.
"To change that it’s going to take all of us, nobody gets to stay on the sidelines," she rallied her fans.
The Seattle crowd size broke her previous record set just last week in Minnesota of 12,000.
Warren opens Seattle town hall w a tribute to Jay Inslee’s campaign. Warren team says 15,000 in attendance pic.twitter.com/qiRBGkw0cc— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) August 25, 2019
Tons of people here in Seattle waiting to hear Elizabeth Warren speak! pic.twitter.com/c3srmwvbXn— Matthew Stafford (@mwstafford) August 25, 2019
Warren is currently polling second or third in the Democratic Primary, with former Vice President Joe Biden still leading he vtvfas the frontrunner. But, as Trump fans know, polls don't always capture the actual momentum behind individuals. If Trump's performance in the 2016 GOP primary is any precedent, Warren's crowd size shows she could surprise the Biden team and secure the nomination.