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    Poll: Mass. Voters Don't Think Warren Should Run for President
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    A new poll shows that the majority of Massachusetts residents don't think Senator Elizabeth Warren should run for president in 2020.

    According to the Boston Globe, the senator's constituents don't think the Cambridge Democrat should run in 2020. The Suffolk University Political Research Center and Boston Globe poll found that 58 percent of likely Massachusetts voters said they don't think she should run. Only 32 percent said Warren, 69, should run.

    "This was a shocking finding to me, given that Democrats like her so much, and she has been making moves to run for president. I would have expected her to be leading this list of potential Massachusetts presidential candidates," David Paleologos, director of the poll, said.

    Former Massachusetts governor, Deval Patrick, was more popular among the 500 likely midterm voters. About 38 percent said he should run, the Globe reported. Forty-eight percent said the Bain Capital executive should stay out of the race.

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    Warren has not confirmed that she will run for president. She maintains that she's focused on winning re-election in November.

    Interviews from the survey showed that voters are worried Warren couldn't win.

    "Part of the reason has to do with gender politics. I think there are still some people out there who won't vote for a woman, and I would hate for that to be the reason why Donald Trump will be in the White House for four more years," Eva Olsen, a 26-year-old independent from Watertown, said.

    Warren, however, still has her fans. The poll showed 57 percent of voters view her favorably, the Globe reported.

    "I love Elizabeth Warren because she is a strong female leader who is not afraid to speak the truth. She is smart and experienced and she should definitely run," Shereen Russell, a 40-year-old Democrat from Milton, said. "Granted, I would vote for Kermit the Frog over Trump."

    According to the Globe, in a poll this spring, Warren emerged as the front-runner in the next New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary. Various other polls have shown Warren to be at the front of the potential Democratic candidates.

    Click here to see more of the poll's findings.

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