How Amy Klobuchar's campaign is doing, by the numbers
Since she declared her candidacy for president in February, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has continued to survive amid a crowded Democratic field, qualifying most recently for tonight's debate.
But as 2020's primary votes approach, she remains stuck near the back of the pack, lagging behind the frontrunners in the polls, fundraising and other measures of enthusiasm.
Here's a look at how her campaign has been doing so far, by the numbers:
National polling average
At 3 percent, Klobuchar's national polling average remains near the bottom of the pack, according to Real Clear Politics, a service that aggregates poll numbers.
She is doing much better in Iowa, polling at 15.3 percent, while holding at 4 percent in New Hampshire.
Klobuchar raised $11.4 million in the fourth quarteer of 2019, according to her campaign — a big increase from the raised $4.8 million and $3.87 million she raised in the third and second quarters, respectively, but still far behind her leading rivals.
By comparison, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren reported raising roughly $34.5 million and $21.2 million, respectively, in the most recent quarter, which runs from October through December.
Major political endorsements
Klobuchar has secured campaign endorsements from several high-profile Minnesota politicians, including Gov. Tim Walz, four members of Congress and former Vice President Walter Mondale. But she hasn't yet drawn prominent support from outside the state.
According to the website FiveThirtyEight, which tracks major political endorsements, Klobuchar sits in the middle of the pack when counting endorsements from party leaders, governors, state officials, members of Congress and mayors of large cities.
In terms of early ground game, Klobuchar has established 10 offices in Iowa and six in New Hampshire, according to The New York Times, yet lacks offices in other early states like South Carolina and Nevada.
Iowa counties visited
So far the Klobuchar's campaign has brought her to 60 of Iowa's 99 counties in the leadup to the state's Democratic caucus in February.
Total debate speaking time
As the Democratic field has narrowed, Klobuchar has earned more speaking time during major debates. But the total time she has spoken across the three debates conducted so far — calculated using numbers tabulated by The Washington Post and CNN — is roughly four minutes less than average and far behind the race's frontrunners.
Average Google search share
Search interest for candidates ebbs and flows, and Klobuchar saw her greatest spike in Google searches surrounding the third debate in September.
But according to Bully Pulpit Interactive, a Democratic firm that tracks digital metrics like search interest, Klobuchar has trailed even many of her lesser-known rivals in daily Google searches between April and October.