Buttigieg Slips in Iowa as Sanders Surges

Buttigieg Slips in Iowa as Sanders Surges

Buttigieg Slips in Iowa as Sanders Surges

The poll shows that 48% of registered black Democratic voters nationwide support Biden for the nomination, a double digit advantage over the other candidates. In the second poll, out of South Carolina, Steyer jumps to second with 15%, though he's way behind Biden at 36%; Sanders and Warren come in at 14% and 10%, respectively.

Buttigieg's favorability ratings were said to have slid four points, from 72 per cent to 68 per cent, while his unfavorable ratings went up from 16 per cent to 24 per cent.

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, who wears the nickname "working class Joe" with pride and courts a multi-racial voter base, faces a stern test of his ability to win nationally in Nevada's mining towns and unionized gambling parlors. Cory Booker. Despite his reputation as a rising star in the party and his considerable media exposure, he has consistently been overshadowed in this state's contest. Amy Klobuchar is a distant fifth at 6 percent, followed by Andrew Yang at 5 percent. Elizabeth Warren at 9%, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg at 4%, New Jersey Sen.

Although US Senator Michael Bennet and former US Rep. John Delaney's received a number of votes, their percentage rounded to zero per cent.

Clearing 15 per cent is important in Iowa, a state whose caucus system means supporters of candidates that do not meet a 15 per cent threshold are forced to make a second choice.

Bernie Sanders has the backing of 20% of black Democratic voters, with Massachusetts Sen. "He leads, but it's not an uncontested lead", pollster J. Ann Selzer, president of Selzer & Co., said of the results.

Buttigieg, the Post added, "has said that as African Americans get to know him, he will gain more support, but the poll undercuts that assertion".

22 nominating contest is the third one in the state-by-state process of picking a Democratic nominee to face Republican President Donald Trump in the November 3 general election.

This is the first time Sanders was chosen as the top pick for president in an Iowa poll. The survey of 701 likely caucus attendees was conducted January 2-8 and has a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points. "To the extent that New Hampshire voters could take some cues from Iowa, it's also worth keeping an eye on lower-polling candidates like Klobuchar if any of the leading contenders stumble in the earlier Iowa contest".

Even if Biden does not win in predominantly white Iowa on February 3 or New Hampshire on February 11 - the states with the first two nominating contests - he is expected to make up the ground once the race moves onto Nevada, then SC on February 29 and the 14 states holding contests on Super Tuesday on March 3, according to his advisers.

The poll still found room for movement among the candidates.

This dynamic has not changed much in recent months.

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