BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren came in third place in her home state of Massachusetts on Super Tuesday. Former Vice President Joe Biden won the state, while Sen. Bernie Sanders came in second.
Now, residents in Cambridge, where Warren lives, are reacting to the loss.
"I thought this was Elizabeth Warren's state," one resident said.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (Getty Images)
May are now wondering if Warren should stay in the race following the Super Tuesday results.
"I'm not going to tell her what to do, but at this point I frankly don't think she's going to win," one resident said.
Another resident said that suspending her campaign is probably "the practical thing to do."
The polls leading up to the primary did not predict a Biden win in Massachusetts, and they certainly did not predict a third-place finish for Warren. So what went wrong?
Pollster David Paleologos, with Suffolk University Political Research Center, addressed what had happened while on WBZ's Nightside with Dan Rea.
"The inflection, statistically if you will, happened when she was pressed to explain how she would pay for her Medicare for All Plan," Paleologos said. "She was pressed and asked whether or not it would raise taxes, like Bernie Sanders had indicated, and she countered with 'Well, it will save costs. Costs will go down.' And so, she was seen as not being authentic in terms of answering that question."
Paleologos also said the gender gap played a part in her polling across the country, and indicated Warren's lack of primary experience didn't help.
"This is the big test. You have to go around the track once or twice," Paleologos said.
WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports