Poll: Buttigieg rises to second, surpasses Warren

by Jordyn Pair · Nov 27th, 2019 10:23 am
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has risen to second place in the 2020 race, polling showed Tuesday, as former front-runner Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) slid to 14 percent.

Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is currently sitting at 16 percent in 2020 polling, behind frontrunner former Vice President Joe Biden, according to Quinnipiac University's latest poll.

Biden sits at 24 percent with Democratic voters and independents who lean Democratic. The latest results show a rise of three percentage points, pulling him up from an October polling, where he trailed Warren.

Warren fell from 28 percent to 14 percent and Sanders dipped to 13 percent. Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York and newest candidate into the race, tied for fifth place with three percent support.

"Buttigieg has broken into the top tier, apparently at the expense of Warren, who has taken a dive after being hammered for being too far left on health care and other issues," Quinnipiac polling analyst Tim Malloy said in a statement.

Both Biden and Buttigieg oppose Medicare for All, which has grown increasingly unpopular. According to Quinnipiac polling, 36 percent support it, while 52 say it's bad.