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Bloomberg hits 12 percent, surpasses Buttigieg in new national poll

Democratic presidential hopeful Michael BloombergMichael BloombergBiden's great challenge: Build an economy for long-term prosperity and security The secret weapon in Biden's fight against climate change Sanders celebrates Biden-Harris victory: 'Thank God democracy won out' 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 ButtigiegJuan Williams: Clyburn is my choice as politician of the year 'Biff is president': Michael J. Fox says Trump has played on 'every worst instinct in mankind' Buttigieg: Denying Biden intelligence briefings is about protecting Trump's 'ego' MORE at 7 percent, businessman Andrew YangAndrew YangGroups seek to get Black vote out for Democrats in Georgia runoffs Media and Hollywood should stop their marching-to-Georgia talk Andrew Yang: Democrats need to adopt message that government is 'working for them' MORE at 5 percent and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSenate committee advances bill for national Latino museum Senate committee approves nominations of three FEC commissioners Scammers step up efforts to target older Americans during pandemic MORE (D-Minn.) at 3 percent. 

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenAppeals court OKs White House diverting military funding to border wall construction Federal student loan payment suspension extended another month Pentagon: Tentative meeting between spy agencies, Biden transition set for early next week MORE led the field with 29 percent support, followed by Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOn The Money: Unemployment gains lower than expected | Jobs report lights fire under coronavirus relief talks Sanders says he can't support bipartisan COVID-19 relief proposal in its current form Progressives push for direct payments to be included in COVID-19 relief deal MORE (I-Vt.) at 23 percent. Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenCan Biden find a third way between Trumpism and Obama-era globalism? Left seeks to influence Biden picks while signaling unity Schwarzenegger says he would 'absolutely' help Biden administration 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.