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Buttigieg surges in poll ahead of New Hampshire primary

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Democratic presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegHigh-speed rail getting last minute push in Congress Buttigieg: Bipartisan deal on infrastructure 'strongly preferred' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden ends infrastructure talks with key Republican | Colonial Pipeline CEO grilled over ransomware attack | Texas gov signs bills to improve power grid after winter storm 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 SandersOVERNIGHT ENERGY:  EPA announces new clean air advisors after firing Trump appointees |  Senate confirms Biden pick for No. 2 role at Interior | Watchdog: Bureau of Land Management saw messaging failures, understaffing during pandemic Overnight Health Care: Takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision | COVID-19 cost 5.5 million years of American life | Biden administration investing billions in antiviral pills for COVID-19 Democratic senators press PhRMA over COVID-19 lobbying efforts  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 WarrenOvernight Health Care: Takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision | COVID-19 cost 5.5 million years of American life | Biden administration investing billions in antiviral pills for COVID-19 Democratic senators press PhRMA over COVID-19 lobbying efforts  Schumer vows to only pass infrastructure package that is 'a strong, bold climate bill' MORE (D-Mass.) came in with 13 percent support in the poll, and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report OVERNIGHT ENERGY:  EPA announces new clean air advisors after firing Trump appointees |  Senate confirms Biden pick for No. 2 role at Interior | Watchdog: Bureau of Land Management saw messaging failures, understaffing during pandemic Poll: Majority back blanket student loan forgiveness MORE garnered 11 percent support in the Granite State. 

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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.