Buttigieg closes on Biden, Warren in Iowa: poll

Democratic presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegSenate confirms former Michigan governor Granholm as Energy secretary Senate confirms Vilsack as Agriculture secretary Biden to detail 'roadmap' for partnership with Canada in meeting with Trudeau MORE now stands at third place in Iowa, according to a new poll, closely trailing former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden 'disappointed' in Senate parliamentarian ruling but 'respects' decision Taylor Swift celebrates House passage of Equality Act Donald Trump Jr. calls Bruce Springsteen's dropped charges 'liberal privilege' MORE and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenMinimum wage setback revives progressive calls to nix Senate filibuster Democratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm Becerra says he wants to 'build on' ObamaCare when pressed on Medicare for All MORE (D-Mass.) in the early caucus state.

Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., has the support of 13 percent of 500 likely Democratic caucusgoers, based on a Suffolk University/USA Today poll released Monday. 

That places him just behind Biden and Warren, who are in a dead heat for first place at 18 percent and 17 percent, respectively.


The poll also found that Buttigieg holds a narrow lead over Warren and Biden among debate-watchers, with 19 percent support compared to 17 percent for each of them. 

The new poll shows a big jump for Buttigieg, who was polling at just 6 percent among likely caucusgoers in a June poll. Warren also shot up 4 points from 13 percent since June. 

Biden, who led the field at 24 percent in June, dipped 6 points as other Democrats closed in on his lead. 

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHouse Democrats to keep minimum wage hike in COVID-19 relief bill for Friday vote Sanders slams parliamentarian decision on minimum wage Parliamentarian nixes minimum wage hike in coronavirus bill MORE (I-Vt.) is holding steady at 9 percent, the same support he had in June. 

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisTo unite America, Biden administration must brace for hate Democratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm Grassley to vote against Tanden nomination MORE (D-Calif.), who had shot up to second place in June after a strong performance in the second primary debate, dropped 13 percentage points and is now in a three-way tie for sixth place. 

Harris is tied at 3 percent with billionaire philanthropist Tom SteyerTom SteyerGOP targets ballot initiatives after progressive wins On The Trail: The political losers of 2020 Biden Cabinet picks largely unify Democrats — so far MORE, who was in his first debate of the primary last week, Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardTulsi Gabbard blasts new House rules on gender neutral language as 'height of hypocrisy' A vaccine, a Burrito and more: 7 lighter, memorable moments from 2020 Growing number of House Republicans warm to proxy voting MORE (D-Hawaii) and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharOpen-ended antitrust is an innovation killer FBI, DHS and Pentagon officials to testify on Capitol riot Five big takeaways on the Capitol security hearings MORE (D-Minn.). 

The poll was conducted after last week's debate, Oct. 16-18. There is a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points. 

The Hill has reached out to pollsters for information on methodology, including what factors were weighted for in the survey results.