Vermont Senator and self-described Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders is now in first place according to a recent poll out of New Hampshire Monday; topping former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
“A new poll in the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House shows Sen. Bernie Sanders of neighboring Vermont leading in the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination,” reports Fox News.
The survey shows Bernie in first place with 30% of likely Democratic voters supporting his campaign; followed by Biden at 18% and Buttigieg at a surprising 15%.
“While Biden continues to garner the second most support among likely Democratic Primary voters, his share of support has fallen considerably since early 2018, while support for Sanders has remained largely steady as he has lead the field over the past year,” said UNH pollster Andrew Smith.
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2020 VISION: Pete Buttigieg Claims ‘Capitalism Has Let A Lot of People Down’ Across America
South Bend, Indiana Mayor and rising Democratic star Pete Buttigieg slammed American-style capitalism Tuesday; saying he believes the current system “has let a lot of people down” across the country.
“I think the reason we’re having this argument over socialism and capitalism is that capitalism has let a lot of people down,” the mayor told CNN.
“I would say the reverse ought to be true — that at the end of the day, we prioritize democracy,” he added. “And having that framework of a rule of law, of fairness, is actually what it takes for markets to work.”
Buttigieg stunned political insiders in recent days when new polling data showed he had risen to third place among national Democratic candidates; trailing former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
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BERNIE BLASTS OFF: Sanders Takes the Lead in Latest Democrat Poll, Buttigieg on the Rise
A new poll released Monday shows Vermont Senator and self-described Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders taking the lead among potential presidential nominees; topping former Vice President Joe Biden for the first time.
According to Emerson Polling, Sanders was the preferred pick by 29% of likely Democrat voters; followed by former Vice President Biden at 24% and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 9%.
Rounding out the top five were Beto O’Rourke and Sen. Kamala Harris at 8% each.
“While still early in the nominating process, it looks like Mayor Pete is the candidate capturing voters’ imagination; the numbers had him at 0% in mid-February, 3% in March and now at 9% in April,” adds the report.
“Biden has seen his support drop. In February, he led Sanders 27% to 17%, and in March the two were tied at 26%. Now, Sanders has a 5 point lead, 29% to 24%,” says the survey.
Read the full poll here.