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O'Rourke dismisses Iowa Poll showing him at 2 percent support

Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeTexans split on whether Abbott deserves reelection: poll O'Rourke considering Texas governor bid: report O'Rourke clarifies remarks, leaves door open to gubernatorial bid MORE on Sunday morning dismissed a just-released Iowa Poll that shows him with just 2 percent support in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.
 
The former Texas congressman dropped from being the first choice of 11 percent of Iowa Democrats in December to being the first choice for 2 percent this month.
 
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"If I relied on polls, in any race I've run, I never would have served in the U.S. Congress, never would have taken on Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzNew Jersey governor tweaks Cruz on Cancun over moving truck quip Hirono tells Ted Cruz to stop 'mansplaining' Senate Republicans: Newly proposed ATF rules could pave way for national gun registry MORE. Never would have been able to lead the largest grassroots effort in the state of Texas," he added.
 
O'Rourke has struggled to find the same support in early voting states and nationwide that he saw in his popular but ultimately unsuccessful Senate race against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). 
 
 
The same poll showed former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSchumer vows to advance two-pronged infrastructure plan next month Biden appoints veteran housing, banking regulator as acting FHFA chief Iran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' MORE solidly in the lead in Iowa with 24 percent of the vote. The race for second is a statistical tie between Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSenators say White House aides agreed to infrastructure 'framework' Briahna Joy Gray: Biden is keeping the filibuster to have 'a Joe Manchin presidency' On The Money: Biden to fire FHFA director after Supreme Court removes restriction | Yellen pleads with Congress to raise debt ceiling MORE (I-Vt.) at 16 percent, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSchumer vows to advance two-pronged infrastructure plan next month Overnight Health Care: CDC panel meets on vaccines and heart inflammation | Health officials emphasize vaccine is safe | Judge rules Missouri doesn't have to implement Medicaid expansion Democrats urge Biden to extend moratorium on student loan payments MORE (D-Mass.) at 15 percent and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegHigh-speed rail getting last minute push in Congress Buttigieg: Bipartisan deal on infrastructure 'strongly preferred' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden ends infrastructure talks with key Republican | Colonial Pipeline CEO grilled over ransomware attack | Texas gov signs bills to improve power grid after winter storm MORE at 14 percent.
 
O'Rourke on Sunday also touted the grassroots support he's seen and volunteers that have helped him in Iowa.
 
"These polls this far out, I really don't think describe a full picture," he said.