Klobuchar moves up in Iowa poll of 2020 Dems

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharBiden leads Sanders by 7 in new national poll Sanders joins Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions MORE (D-Minn.) has moved up in an Iowa poll of potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, coming in as the fourth most-popular contender with the support of 10 percent of respondents, according to a Focus on Rural America poll first obtained by Politico

Klobuchar came in after former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' What to watch for on Day 3 of Senate impeachment trial Sanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden MORE, who received 30 percent; Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' Tensions between McConnell and Schumer run high as trial gains momentum Sanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden MORE (I-Vt.), who received 13 percent; and former Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeBiden calls for revoking key online legal protection Trump mocks Booker over suspended presidential campaign Julián Castro endorses Warren in 2020 race MORE (D-Texas), who received 11 percent. 

O'Rourke and Klobuchar were new entries to the Focus on Rural America poll, which circulated without their names in September.


The poll found that Biden's support dropped, from 37 percent in September to 30 percent in December. 

The poll surveyed Iowa voters likely to attend the Democratic presidential caucus in 2020. 

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTensions between McConnell and Schumer run high as trial gains momentum Sanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden Biden, Sanders tax plans would raise less revenue than claimed: studies MORE (D-Mass.) took a significant hit, dropping from 16 percent support in September to 9 percent in December. 

The other potential candidates to receive more than 2 to 3 percent were Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisCalifornia Democrat Christy Smith launches first TV ad in bid for Katie Hill's former House seat Steyer spokesperson: 'I don't think necessarily that Tom has bought anything' Biden wins endorsement of Sacramento mayor MORE (D-Calif.), with 7 percent support, and Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerThe Hill's 12:30 Report: House managers to begin opening arguments on day two Patrick backs reparations in unveiling 'Equity Agenda for Black Americans' Booker ahead of Trump impeachment trial: 'History has its eyes on us' MORE (D-N.J.), with 6 percent. 

Majorities of Iowa caucus-goers said they are seeking a candidate who will take the lead in the fight against climate change (90 percent), heal divisions in the U.S. (87 percent), and address the "high cost of living" (85 percent). 


Only 30 percent of those surveyed who said they caucused for Sanders in 2016 said they will stay with him in 2020. A majority say they are interested in campaigning for other Democratic candidates. 

Klobuchar and Biden found the most support from those who caucused for former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCollins walks impeachment tightrope Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti rips Sanders for 'inability to actually fight with bad actors' in party Hill.TV's Krystal Ball knocks Clinton's 'mean girl' comments against Sanders MORE in 2016. 

The Focus on Rural America poll surveyed 500 registered voters in Iowa who said they were likely to participate in the Democratic presidential caucus in 2020. The interviews were conducted between Dec. 10-11 with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.