“Mayor Pete” pulls ahead in NH – but will it last?

This is an interesting wrinkle in the 2020 Democratic presidential race.

Pete Buttigieg surged ahead of Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire by 1 percentage point, according to a new poll released Friday by Suffolk University, continuing a steady ascension that’s followed his strong performance in the Iowa caucuses Monday.

Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is now the top choice of 25% of likely New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary voters, followed by Sanders, a democratic socialist U.S. senator from Vermont, at 24%. They are trailed by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 14%, former Vice President Joe Biden, 11%, and Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, 6%, according to the poll.

After Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s strong performance in the Iowa caucuses it’s not surprising to see his campaign receive a little bit of a bump in New Hampshire; however I’d be shocked if Buttigieg is able to beat Senator Bernie Sanders in the New Hampshire primary, given Sen. Sanders’ geographic advantage as one of neighboring Vermont’s United States Senators.


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