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 CruzGOP lays debate trap for 2020 Democrats O'Rourke on Senate bid backer Beyoncé: I will have to 'earn her support' for 2020 Hickenlooper, Bennet bring deep ties to 2020 debate stage 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 BidenTrump says he'll watch Democratic debate while en route to Japan 'because I have to' The Hill's Morning Report - Democratic debates: Miami nice or spice? 5 things to watch in the Democratic debates 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 SandersTrump says he'll watch Democratic debate while en route to Japan 'because I have to' The Hill's Morning Report - Democratic debates: Miami nice or spice? 5 things to watch in the Democratic debates MORE (I-Vt.) at 16 percent, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump says he'll watch Democratic debate while en route to Japan 'because I have to' The Hill's Morning Report - Democratic debates: Miami nice or spice? 5 things to watch in the Democratic debates MORE (D-Mass.) at 15 percent and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegTrump says he'll watch Democratic debate while en route to Japan 'because I have to' Buttigieg's use of dating app Hinge inspires partnership with Rock the Vote 5 things to watch in the Democratic debates 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.