Elizabeth Warren Is 'God's Gift to Donald Trump,' Claims Political Consultant—Says Suburban Women Won't Vote for Her

The policies of Democrat contender Elizabeth Warren could be too radical to appeal to wavering Republican voters and may even trigger a backlash handing the 2020 election to President Donald Trump, political experts have warned.

The key planks of Warren's primary campaign include free universal health care, cancellation of student debt, free public college and a two percent tax on income over $50 million, among other progressive policies.

The group Justice Democrats, which also has strong ties to another Democrat contender running on a similar platform, Bernie Sanders, hopes such policies will be successful in "energizing and delivering" to the Democrat base, The New York Times reported.

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Democratic presidential hopeful Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks onstage at "First in the West" event in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 17, 2019. A political consultant has said in the New York Times that she lacks appeal among suburban women. BRIDGET BENNETT/Getty Images

However, the paper also pointed to polls suggesting that swing voters who might find Trump unpalatable would rather see existing programs, such as Obamacare, improved, and do not want to see the level of major structural change that Warren is advocating.

Jeffrey Frankel, an economist at Harvard's Kennedy School and a member of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton administration, told The Times, "many of Senator Warren's proposals are indeed radical and could have unintended consequences.

"I fear that by far the worst of the unintended consequences of making these proposals during the campaign is to get Donald Trump re-elected."

Bill McInturff founder of Public Opinion Strategies, said any candidate who wanted to run on a platform to forgive all student loans, give free health care to immigrants living in the U.S. illegally and take away all private health insurance is "going to nationalize the election around a set of positions that is going to make it very difficult for Democrats in any swing seat in the country."

Meanwhile, Whit Ayres, president of North Star Opinion Research, told The Times that "well-educated suburban voters, especially women, are uncomfortable with President Trump.

"But they are not going to vote for a candidate who wants to take away their private health insurance, decriminalize the border, increase government spending by 50 percent, and ban fracking, especially in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Colorado."

"Elizabeth Warren is God's gift to Donald Trump and Republican candidates," he added.

Warren could be boosted by a poll ahead of the Democratic primary debate on Wednesday which suggested that, although neck and neck with Sanders in second place behind Joe Biden, she has made more gains than her rivals among voters aged 30 to 44, according to Quartz.

She also appears to have softened her stance on a complete overhaul of the U.S. health-care system, according to The Washington Post, by proposing that people should be allowed, but not forced, to enroll in government health insurance as a first step toward universal health coverage.

However, political analyst David Wasserman told The Times that the worst-case scenario in 2020 for the Democrats would be to have Warren at the top of ticket with a chance to win because swing voters would vote in support of a Republican Congress to act as a check on her.

"It would be tough to run under Elizabeth Warren. As of now, she runs the weakest against Trump in battleground areas and her proposals are not broadly popular," he said.

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