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Politics Poll: Iowa caucuses are 'up for grabs' as Pete Buttigieg surges into top tier

13:15  21 october  2019
13:15  21 october  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) surged into third place in a poll of the Iowa caucus released Sunday. Top menu. "The biggest surprise in this poll is Mayor Pete , last week we saw him inching up in our national poll , and now he’s in double digits in Iowa , America is going to be

“ Pete Buttigieg , the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who was initially seen as a long-shot presidential contender, has surged within striking distance of former vice president Joe Biden and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses , a Suffolk University/USA TODAY Poll

It's a new three-way race in Iowa.

Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Peter Buttigieg are posing for a picture© Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc.

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who was initially seen as a long-shot presidential contender, has surged within striking distance of former vice president Joe Biden and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses, a Suffolk University/USA TODAY Poll finds.

Biden, long viewed as the Democratic frontrunner, is faltering in the wake of a debate performance last week that those surveyed saw as disappointing.

The poll, taken Wednesday through Friday, put Biden at 18%, Warren at 17% and Buttigieg at 13% among 500 likely Democratic caucusgoers.

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Pete Buttigieg is keeping the momentum surging in the days leading up to an official campaign announcement, which is coming up on Sunday, April 14. A new Monmouth University Poll in Iowa has Buttigieg in third place in that state, ahead of Senators Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren and

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Those standings reflect significant changes since the Suffolk/USA TODAY poll taken in Iowa at the end of June, when Biden led Warren by double digits and Buttigieg trailed at a distant 6%. California Sen. Kamala Harris, who was then in second place after a strong showing in the first Democratic debate, has plummeted 13 percentage points and is now in a three-way tie for sixth. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders earned 9% support, the same number as in the June poll.

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"Iowa is unquestionably up for grabs," said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk Political Research Center. Buttigieg "has found a lane and is accelerating toward the front of the pack, surpassing Bernie Sanders. All of this is happening while the number of undecided voters continues to grow as Democratic caucusgoers pause to reevaluate the changing field."

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As Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg jogged through the Fourth of July parade here in Storm Lake, Iowa , on Thursday, the Indiana mayor worked his pseudo-regional ties into numerous brief conversations with parade-goers.

Support for Pete Buttigieg jumped 14 points in a new Granite State Poll from the University of New Hampshire, launching him into the first-in-the-nation primary state's top tier of candidates.

The number of caucusgoers who say they are undecided has spiked 8 points since June to 29%. Among those who have a preferred candidate, nearly two-thirds (63%) say they might change their minds before the caucuses.

Among the second tier of candidates, activist Tom Steyer was at 3%. Three other candidates also reached 3% because of rounding: Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Harris and Klobuchar.

The Iowa caucuses, now 105 days away, historically have had an outsize influence in propelling the winner into the primaries that follow in New Hampshire and South Carolina – and in creating sobering challenges for those who do worse than expected.

At 37, Buttigieg is the youngest contender in the field, and he is the first openly gay candidate to seek the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. He has gained ground through strong performances in the Democratic debates: Among those surveyed who watched the debate last Tuesday, 4 in 10 said Buttigieg was the candidate who did better than they expected.

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Pete Buttigieg has surged to third place in a new poll of Democratic presidential candidates, ahead of Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Beto’Rourke. But the performance of Buttigieg , who has impressed in a series of TV appearances, is likely to serve as a warning to his better-known rivals.

The Iowa poll results combine likely in-person attendees and likely virtual caucusgoers according to the delegate allocation In this poll , Sanders fares better with those who are less committed to showing up on caucus night. So they're part of the new people that we ' re bringing into it and, since we do

An additional 3 in 10 cited Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar as doing better than expected, although so far that hasn’t translated into support. She is just below 3% in the poll.

Biden was by far the candidate seen as doing worse than expected in the debate, cited by 1 in 4 poll respondents.

Among debate-watchers only, Buttigieg held a narrow lead in the poll, at 19%. Biden and Warren were tied at 17%.

There were other signs of a friendly political landscape for Buttigieg and Warren in the poll. They led the field as the second choice of respondents; Warren was picked by 22% and Buttigieg by 14%. That could be important if and when other candidates drop out of the race, or if other candidates fail to reach the 15% threshold for delegates in the caucuses and caucusgoers decide to move to another contender.

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In the survey, Democrats who hadn’t named Warren as their first or second choice were asked why they weren’t supporting her. In the open-ended question, the three most frequent responses were: that they didn’t know enough about her; that they might support her; and that they were undecided. Those are all factors that the Massachusetts senator could address in her campaign.

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Buttigieg , a candidate with a grab bag of admirable qualities for a Democrat—youthful “ Iowa caucus -goers and Iowa Democrats are interested in what he has to say and want to hear more.” It remains too early to tell whether Buttigieg can maintain this momentum going into the debate season.

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) surged into third place in a poll of the Iowa caucus released Sunday. Eleven percent of likely Democratic Iowa caucusgoers surveyed by Emerson Polling said they would pick Buttigieg to be their 2020 presidential nominee. Overall, Buttigieg placed third

Others said they didn’t agree with her on issues. About 5% said she wasn’t electable or couldn’t defeat President Donald Trump.

When the same question was asked in the June survey about why Democrats hadn’t named Biden as their first or second choice, the most frequent response was that he was too old. Others said they wanted fresh ideas or that it was time to “pass the torch” to a new generation.

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The telephone poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 points.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Poll: Iowa caucuses are 'up for grabs' as Pete Buttigieg surges into top tier

USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll: Biden's lead over Warren narrows in a turbulent Democratic field .
A year before Election Day, 18% of likely Democratic voters were undecided, and 57% with a preferred candidate said their decisions weren't firm.Almost exactly one year before Election Day – and 96 days before the opening Iowa caucuses – Biden was backed by 26% of likely Democratic primary and caucus voters in the survey. Warren was second at 17%, followed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at 13% and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 10%.

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