Buttigieg beats Warren for No. 2 spot in Democratic primary poll

Grant Boone
November 27, 2019

Massachusetts Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's support has fallen off a cliff in the latest Quinnipiac University poll, as former Vice President Joe Biden has retaken the lead since last month and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has leapfrogged into second place.

The poll was conducted over the phone by Quinnipiac University which surveyed 1,355 registered US voters between November 21-25.

Former Vice President Joe Biden regained the lead in the Democratic primary race for the USA presidency while support for Senator Elizabeth Warren plunged 14 percentage points from October, the latest Quinnipiac University poll revealed. The remaining candidates garnered two percent support or less.

The survey also found that Medicare for All, a proposal touted by both Sanders and Warren, is growing "increasingly unpopular among all American voters", which could explain Buttigieg's ability to catch up to them in the polls.

Sanders, who hails from neighboring Vermont, has banked on a strong showing in New Hampshire to propel his campaign well beyond the February primary.

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This isn't too surprising given other high quality polling has shown Biden maintaining his top spot, even when the field is narrowed.

Sanders, a staunch progressive, also has a lead among voters who identify as very liberal, while Buttigieg leads with primary voters who identify as somewhat liberal or moderate/conservative.

Meanwhile, on the national level, the Real Clear Politics poll average showed Sanders had returned to second place behind Biden, pushing Warren back to third place with Buttigieg still at a distant fourth. Buttigieg leads with those 50 and over with 32% support, followed by Biden with 19%, Sanders with 15% and Warren with 11%.

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