Buttigieg surges in poll ahead of New Hampshire primary

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Democratic presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBipartisan praise pours in after Ginsburg's death Bogeymen of the far left deserve a place in any Biden administration Overnight Defense: Woodward book causes new firestorm | Book says Trump lashed out at generals, told Woodward about secret weapons system | US withdrawing thousands of troops from Iraq MORE's support has surged in New Hampshire ahead of the state's primary, according to a new WBZBoston Globe–Suffolk University daily tracking poll released on Thursday night. 

The former South Bend, Ind., mayor's support shot up 4 points, to 23 percent, in the state over the past 24 hours, according to the survey. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersJacobin editor: Primarying Schumer would force him to fight Trump's SCOTUS nominee Trump campaign plays up Biden's skills ahead of Cleveland debate: 'He's actually quite good' Young voters backing Biden by 2:1 margin: poll MORE (I-Vt.) still leads with 24 percent support, but the latest results put the two candidates closer in a virtual tie. 

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenJudd Gregg: The Kamala threat — the Californiaization of America GOP set to release controversial Biden report Biden's fiscal program: What is the likely market impact? MORE (D-Mass.) came in with 13 percent support in the poll, and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJoe Biden looks to expand election battleground into Trump country Trump puts Supreme Court fight at center of Ohio rally Special counsel investigating DeVos for potential Hatch Act violation: report MORE garnered 11 percent support in the Granite State. 


The latest tracking poll number comes as Buttigieg and Sanders are locked in a dead heat in Iowa after the first-in-the-nation caucuses with 100 percent of the results in. 

Buttigieg leads by a narrow margin with 26.2 percent among Iowa state delegate equivalents, while Sanders is on his heels at 26.1 percent. 

Despite the tight race, both campaigns declared victory on Thursday night. 

"It's fantastic news to hear that we won," Buttigieg said at a CNN town hall in Manchester, N.H. "I want to say that Sen. Sanders had a great night too, and I want to congratulate him and his supporters." 

Meanwhile, senior Sanders campaign adviser Jeff Weaver released a statement touting what they said was a win in Iowa. 

“Tonight's release of data by the Iowa Democratic Party confirms Sen. Bernie Sanders won the Iowa caucus,” Weaver said. 

The WBZ–Boston Globe–Suffolk University daily tracking poll is made up of a two-day rolling sample of 500 likely New Hampshire Democratic primary voters. The poll's margin of error is plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.