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

 
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 CruzHospitals in underserved communities face huge cuts in reckless 'Build Back Better' plan To counter China, the Senate must confirm US ambassadors The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Congress avoids shutdown 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 BidenMarcus Garvey's descendants call for Biden to pardon civil rights leader posthumously GOP grapples with chaotic Senate primary in Pennsylvania ​​Trump social media startup receives commitment of billion from unidentified 'diverse group' of investors 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 SandersOvernight Health Care — Presented by March of Dimes — Abortion access for 65M women at stake Hospitals in underserved communities face huge cuts in reckless 'Build Back Better' plan Sanders urges Biden to delay Medicare premium hike linked to Alzheimer's drug MORE (I-Vt.) at 16 percent, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren calls on big banks to follow Capital One in ditching overdraft fees Crypto firm top executives to testify before Congress Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker won't seek reelection MORE (D-Mass.) at 15 percent and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Congress avoids shutdown Harris's office undergoes difficult reset The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden to announce increased measures for omicron 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.