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Buttigieg tops pack in Iowa poll, with Booker at 2%

Monmouth poll has Bloomberg at less than 1%

By David Wildstein, November 12 2019 1:30 pm

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Cory Booker is at 2% in a new Monmouth University poll of likely Democratic caucusgoers in Iowa and is tied for 9th place.

Pete Buttigieg has now gone to the head of the pack, with 22%, gaining 14 points from an August Monmouth poll.

Joe Biden is at 19%, followed by Elizabeth Warren (18%) and Bernie Sanders (13%).

“Buttigieg is emerging as a top pick for a wide variety of Iowa Democrats. While he has made nominally bigger gains among older caucusgoers, you really can’t pigeonhole his support to one particular group. He is doing well with voters regardless of education or ideology,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.

Booker was at 1% in August and 3% in April.   His Iowa approvals are at 48%-19%, down from 58%-16% in August and 54%-16% in April.

The rest of the Democratic field are also in single digits: Amy Klobuchar (5%), Kamala Harris (3%), Tom Steyer (3%), Andrew Yang (3%), and Tulsi Gabbard (2%),

Steve Bullock and Michael Bennet are at 1%.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is reportedly mulling a late entrance into the race, is at less than 1%.

“Reports suggest that Bloomberg will skip the February contests if he does get into the race. With dismal numbers like these, it’s easy to see why. But I really cannot imagine that Democrats in the Super Tuesday states would be significantly more receptive to him than Iowa voters,” said Murray.

The Monmouth University Poll was conducted from November 7-11 with 451 Iowa voters who are likely to attend the Democratic presidential caucuses in February 2020, out of 961 registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters who were contacted for the poll.  The margin of error is +/- 4.6%.

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