Buttigieg surges as Warren, Biden slip: poll

Democratic presidential contender Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Here's how Biden can win over the minority vote and the Rust Belt MORE saw a surge in support in a new national poll, while backing for former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenStopping Israel's annexation is a US national security interest Trump slams Biden staff for donating bail money to protesters At least 4,400 people arrested in connection with protests: report MORE and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenJudd Gregg: Biden — a path to the presidency, or not Vogue's Anna Wintour urges Biden to pick woman of color for VP Biden should name a 'team of colleagues' MORE (D-Mass.) sunk. 

A CNN poll released on Wednesday found support for the South Bend, Ind., mayor jumped among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents from 6 percent in the network's last national poll in October to 11 percent.

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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersJudd Gregg: Biden — a path to the presidency, or not Biden's 'allies' gearing up to sink his campaign Expanding tax credit for businesses retaining workers gains bipartisan support MORE (I-Vt.) also saw his support tick up, within the survey's margin of error, from 16 percent to 17 percent. 

Meanwhile, Biden maintained his front-runner status, but his support dropped from 34 percent to 28 percent. Warren's support also dipped from 19 percent to 14 percent. 

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisJudd Gregg: Biden — a path to the presidency, or not Vogue's Anna Wintour urges Biden to pick woman of color for VP Biden should name a 'team of colleagues' MORE (D-Calif.), former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergIt's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Liberals embrace super PACs they once shunned .7 billion expected to be spent in 2020 campaign despite coronavirus: report MORE, businessman Andrew YangAndrew YangAndrew Yang discusses his universal basic income pilot program Andrew Yang on the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis McConnell challenger on how Yang endorsement could help him MORE and billionaire Tom SteyerTom SteyerBloomberg wages war on COVID-19, but will he abandon his war on coal? Overnight Energy: 600K clean energy jobs lost during pandemic, report finds | Democrats target diseases spread by wildlife | Energy Dept. to buy 1M barrels of oil Ocasio-Cortez, Schiff team up to boost youth voter turnout MORE each received 3 percent support. 

Sens. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerThis week: Senate reconvenes as protests roil nation amid pandemic City leaders, Democratic lawmakers urge Trump to tamp down rhetoric as protests rage across US Sunday shows - George Floyd's death, protests bump COVID-19 from headlines MORE (D-N.J.) and Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharJudd Gregg: Biden — a path to the presidency, or not Vogue's Anna Wintour urges Biden to pick woman of color for VP Biden should name a 'team of colleagues' MORE (D-Minn.) garnered 2 percent support each.

The poll comes as Buttigieg continues to gain ground in a number of early states and national polls, carving out a four-way race within the crowded Democratic primary. 

A Quinnipiac University poll released on Tuesday showed Buttigieg surging to second place at 16 percent support nationally, behind Biden's 24 percent support. 

However, the same poll showed that a majority of voters were still uncertain as to who they would ultimately back in the party's 2020 primary.

Biden still led the pack with 35 percent of voters when asked who they would choose if the race came down to the top four contenders. Twenty-three percent said they would choose Sanders, and 20 percent said the same for Warren. Seventeen percent said they would back Buttigieg. 

The CNN survey was conducted by SSRS from Nov. 21 to 24 among 1,007 adults with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points. Of the 431 registered voters who identify as Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents, there was a margin of error of plus or minus 5.7 percentage points.