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Bloomberg hits 12 percent, surpasses Buttigieg in new national poll

Democratic presidential hopeful Michael BloombergMichael BloombergHolder, Yates lead letter backing Biden pick for Civil Rights Division at DOJ The truth behind companies' 'net zero' climate commitments The strategy Biden needs to pass his infrastructure plan 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 ButtigiegWhite House says gas tax won't be part of infrastructure bill The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden meets with bipartisan lawmakers for infrastructure negotiations Senate Republicans label Biden infrastructure plan a 'slush fund' MORE at 7 percent, businessman Andrew YangAndrew YangYang expands lead in NYC mayor race: poll Evelyn Yang pens children's book on sexual abuse, reveals she was sexually assaulted as a child Yang pitches plan to revive Broadway, live performances in New York MORE at 5 percent and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Biden nominates former NSA deputy director to serve as cyber czar | Apple to send witness to Senate hearing after all | Biden pressed on semiconductor production amid shortage Apple to send witness to Senate hearing after pushback from Klobuchar, Lee Lobbying world MORE (D-Minn.) at 3 percent. 

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFour members of Sikh community among victims in Indianapolis shooting Overnight Health: NIH reverses Trump's ban on fetal tissue research | Biden investing .7B to fight virus variants | CDC panel to meet again Friday on J&J On The Money: Moderates' 0B infrastructure bill is a tough sell with Democrats | Justice Dept. sues Trump ally Roger Stone for unpaid taxes MORE led the field with 29 percent support, followed by Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSirota: Biden has not fulfilled campaign promise of combating union-busting tactics Democratic senators call on Biden to support waiving vaccine patents Progressives put Democrats on defense MORE (I-Vt.) at 23 percent. Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPoll: 56 percent say wealth tax is part of solution to inequality Democratic senators call on Biden to support waiving vaccine patents Democrats reintroduce bill to block US from using nuclear weapons first 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.