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Warren Weekend Event Draws Thousands While Biden Draws Hundreds

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Mary Margaret Olohan Social Issues Reporter

2020 Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden both held campaign events this weekend, but numbers show Warren’s event attendance heavily outnumbered Biden’s.

Warren held a Sunday event in Seattle that turned out to be her biggest campaign event so far, drawing a crowd of about 15,000 according to Politico. The widely attended event followed Warren’s Minnesota success earlier that week, where her event drew an estimated 12,000.

Biden simultaneously campaigned in New Hampshire and Iowa, but the former vice president’s events brought in crowds numbering in the low hundreds. His deputy campaign manager says that they are not worried about the difference. (RELATED:Warren Swipes At Biden: ‘It’s Not Enough To Be Not Trump’)

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 23: Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during the Democratic Presidential Committee (DNC) summer meeting on August 23, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Thirteen of the democratic presidential candidates are speaking at the DNC's summer meeting. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 23: Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during the Democratic Presidential Committee (DNC) summer meeting on August 23, 2019 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

“Are we worried about Elizabeth Warren’s crowd size? No, we’re not. I get it and I understand that it’s an easy metric to measure or to view,” said deputy campaign manager Pete Kavanaugh.

While Biden denounced President Donald Trump throughout his speeches, Warren called for “big, structural change,” according to Politico.

Former state House candidate John Streeter compared the two candidates after one of Biden’s New Hampshire speeches Friday, according to Politico.

“Warren is a rock star,” Streeter said. “Joe Biden is a rock. We know him.”

Polls show Biden, the current Democratic front runner, has the best chance of beating Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

A CNN poll released Tuesday reveals that 29 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters say they would vote for Biden, up seven points from June CNN survey conducted after the first round of Democratic debates. (RELATED: Biden Campaign Ad Bashes Trump, Calls Him An ‘Erratic, Vicious, Bullying President’)

An August Quinnipiac University poll also revealed 49 percent of voters believe the former vice president has the best chance of beating President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

Fifty percent of voters said they believe electability is more important in a candidate than compatibility with “your views on issues.”

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