Pete Buttigieg in Third in Recent Iowa Poll

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In the most recent Iowa poll, Pete Buttigieg came in third place with 9 percent. The Monmouth University Poll conducted a survey in Iowa from April 4 to 9 with 351 out of 761 Democratic voters who are likely to attend the Iowa caucuses. The poll put Joe Biden in first, who still hasn’t declared, with 27 percent. Sanders remained in second with 16 percent. This jump in the polls is impressive for Buttigieg who polled at less than 1 percent in Monmouth’s poll from March.

This is the second survey in the last month to put Buttigieg in third. An Emerson College poll conducted in Iowa from March 21-24 showed Buttigieg had the support of 11 percent. We are expecting Buttigieg to officially announce his candidacy this Sunday based on a Twitter post from last Thursday.

Behind Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris had 7 percent and Beto O’Rourke had 6 percent. When asked about important issues in deciding who to support, health care was the number one issue sitting at 51 percent followed by climate change at 17 percent. However, the majority of those surveyed said that would rather vote for someone that they do not agree with if that candidate would have a better chance at beating Trump.

The Monmouth University Poll had a margin of error of  +/- 5.2 percentage points.

Click here for the full results from the April Monmouth University Poll.


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  • Biden has a 78% favorable to 14% unfavorable rating among likely Democratic caucusgoers. Sanders also has a strong favorable rating (67%) but his unfavorable rating (26%) is higher than any of the two dozen contenders included in the poll. Warren is nearly as well-known as Sanders and has a more positive net rating at 67% favorable to 20% unfavorable. In fact, most of the field earns largely positive ratings from Iowa Democrats. Other well-known candidates include Harris (61% favorable to 13% unfavorable), O’Rourke (60% to 13%), and Booker (54% to 16%). A majority of voters are also familiar with Klobuchar (51% favorable to 10% unfavorable), Buttigieg (45% to 9%), and Gillibrand (37% to 17%).

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