A new poll in Iowa-the state that votes first in the presidential primary and caucus nomination calendar — South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg is on the rise and in striking distance of co-leaders of the former Vice-President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts.
The 37-year-old mayor – the youngest candidate in the White house race is at 13 percent in a Suffolk University/USA Today poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers released Monday. Biden, at 18 percent, and Warren, at 17 percent, tied for the top spot in the survey.
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Buttigieg –, served in the U.S. Naval Reserve in the war in Afghanistan and the dignity of the nation ‘ s first openly gay President, if he is elected-was up seven percentage points since the last Suffolk University/USA Today poll in Iowa, in June.
The new poll was conducted from Wednesday to Friday, only after the last Tuesday in the fourth round of the democratic presidential nomination debate. Political experts gave a more aggressive Buttigieg good grades for recording on Warren, as you would pay for your Medicare-for-all health care plan, targeting Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii about their anti-interventionist stance, and the meeting with former Rep. Beto O’rourke about his compulsory gun buy-back proposal.
Buttigieg followed in the survey of sen Bernie Sanders from Vermont, stood at 9 percent.
“Iowa is without a doubt to win,” Suffolk Political Research Center Director David Paleologos said.
Paleologos added that Buttigieg “has found lane and the acceleration in the direction of the front of the pack, surpassing Bernie Sanders. All of this happens while the number of undecided voters grows to revive as a democratic caucusgoers break, the to the changing area.”
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The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 points — also shows Sen. Kamala Harris of California to plunge 13 points from the June survey, which was carried out following Harris’ strong performance in the first round of the primary debates.
The survey is the second part of the evidence suggest a post-debate bump for Buttigieg. He also raised $1.1 million in fundraising in the first 24 hours after the debate.