Bloomberg hits 12 percent, surpasses Buttigieg in new national poll

Democratic presidential hopeful Michael BloombergMichael BloombergThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden faces tough task of uniting Democrats Sanders staffers will remain on campaign's health care plan through fall Former Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report MORE hit double digits in a new Morning Consult poll on Tuesday, marking the latest sign of his campaign's growing support since launching in November. 

Twelve percent of Democratic primary voters supported Bloomberg in the poll, putting the former New York City mayor above former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden faces tough task of uniting Democrats Sanders campaign adviser on what went right and what went wrong Former Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report MORE at 7 percent, businessman Andrew YangAndrew YangFormer Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report Jack Dorsey committing billion to coronavirus relief efforts Campaigns face attack ad dilemma amid coronavirus crisis MORE at 5 percent and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: State officials push for more election funds | Coronavirus surveillance concerns ramp up pressure for privacy bill | Senators warned not to use Zoom | Agencies ask FCC to revoke China Telecom's license Senators, bipartisan state officials press Congress for more election funds The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden faces tough task of uniting Democrats MORE (D-Minn.) at 3 percent. 

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSteyer endorses Biden for president Sanders 2020 press secretary: Democratic leadership interested in 'corporate status quo' or 'they're planning to replace Joe' Biden joins calls to release racial breakdowns of coronavirus cases, deaths MORE led the field with 29 percent support, followed by Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSteyer endorses Biden for president Sanders says he wouldn't 'drop dead' if Trump decided on universal healthcare Sanders 2020 press secretary: Democratic leadership interested in 'corporate status quo' or 'they're planning to replace Joe' MORE (I-Vt.) at 23 percent. Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSteyer endorses Biden for president Biden joins calls to release racial breakdowns of coronavirus cases, deaths The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden faces tough task of uniting Democrats MORE (D-Mass.) rounded out the poll's top three spots with 14 percent support. 

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The survey is the latest sign that Bloomberg's massive advertising campaign appears to be paying off in the polls. 

Bloomberg, a billionaire who is not fundraising, has already spent $270 million on advertising across the country ahead of the primary contests.

His campaign on Monday began sending mailers to 2.5 million Democratic primary voters across the country. 

Bloomberg is not competing in Iowa and New Hampshire, instead focusing specifically on the Super Tuesday states. 

Despite his late entry into the race, Bloomberg's campaign staff continues to grow, reaching 800 staffers earlier this month. 

Bloomberg also appears to be making inroads among lawmakers, scoring his fifth congressional endorsement on Monday. 

The Morning Consult survey was conducted Jan. 20–26 and is based on 17,836 surveys with Democratic primary voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1 percentage point.