Democrat presidential contender Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is collapsing in national polling, including with non-white voters.
After a disastrous six weeks, Harris is once again a third-tier candidate, right along with two other media creations: former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
For a short time, after the first Democrat debate, Harris surged into the top tier. Her well-rehearsed and well-executed attack on frontrunner Joe Biden on the issue of race and busing lifted her into double-digits.
All of a sudden, Harris was a real player, in the second tier with Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT). In fact, for a period of time, according to the Real Clear Politics (RCP) poll of polls, Harris was in second place, ahead of Warren and Sanders — the candidate closest to the only first-tier candidate, Biden.