Two new polls issued this week — an Iowa poll from Monmouth University and a New Hampshire poll from St. Anselm College — found that Mayor Pete Buttigieg is polling 3rd in favorability behind 2 other 2020 candidates: former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Iowa and New Hampshire will be the first two states to hold Democratic primaries, giving early insight into how the country will respond to candidates.
St. Anselm College found that Buttigieg has shown more growth than any other 2020 candidate since its February poll. He’s 3rd on the ballot test among New Hampshire voters at 11% and his name recognition has grown to 33%.
CBS News reports:
In the Iowa survey, Biden leads a field of 24 announced and potential Democratic presidential candidates with 27 percent support among Iowa voters likely to attend the state’s Democratic caucuses, which will take place in February 2020.
The former Vice President and longtime Delaware senator leads Sanders, who is backed by 16 percent of the potential caucus-goers; Buttigieg, supported by 9 percent of likely voters; Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, who both enjoy 7 percent support from surveyed voters; and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, backed by 6 percent of likely voters.