Poll: Buttigieg tops Harris, O'Rourke as momentum builds

Poll: Buttigieg tops Harris, O'Rourke as momentum builds
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South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegNashville radio host blocked by employer from airing his interview with Buttigieg Buttigieg says white supremacy could be 'issue that ends this country' Biden's lead narrows in early voting states: poll MORE suprassed Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Hill's Morning Report — Mueller Time: Dems, GOP ready questions for high-stakes testimony Biden's lead narrows in early voting states: poll New CBS poll shows Biden with 7-point lead in New Hampshire MORE (D-Calif.) and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeBiden's lead narrows in early voting states: poll New CBS poll shows Biden with 7-point lead in New Hampshire Ted Cruz: Trump's chances of winning reelection are '50-50' MORE (D-Texas) in a national poll of likely Democratic voters released Tuesday.

Buttigieg placed third, behind former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenUkrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report The Hill's Morning Report — Mueller Time: Dems, GOP ready questions for high-stakes testimony Biden campaign taps foreign policy vet Nicholas Burns as adviser: report MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders'Medicare for All': The hype v. Maryland's reality Biden says he supports paying campaign staff minimum wage Biden's lead narrows in early voting states: poll MORE (I-Vt.), with 9 percent of respondents picking him as their preferred Democratic presidential nominee, a 2 point bump from last week's Morning Consult survey.

Biden, who has yet to announce his candidacy, still holds a wide lead, with 30 percent of respondents saying he is their preferred choice; 24 percent of those surveyed picked Sanders.

Harris dropped 1 point to 8 percent, while O'Rourke dropped 2 points to 6 percent.

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Buttigieg, who officially launched his campaign earlier this month, has been surging in polls of the 2020 race.

The Indiana mayor recently placed closely behind Biden and Sanders, the current front-runners, in polls of key early voting states Iowa and New Hampshire.

Buttigieg raised more than $7 million in the first quarter of 2019 and has already qualified for the Democratic presidential debates.

The Morning Consult survey of 14,335 likely Democratic voters was conducted between April 15-21. The margin of error for the sample is 1 point.