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Pete Buttigieg soars to first place in a new Iowa poll, leaving Biden, Warren, and Sanders in dead heat

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has skyrocketed to first place in a new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll of likely Democratic caucusgoers in Iowa. Buttigieg has risen 16 percentage points since September to garner a whopping 25% support. The other frontrunners are essentially competing for second place, with former Vice President Joe Biden polling at 16% support, and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts polling at 15% each. Visit Business Insider s homepage for more stories. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has surged far ahead of the other Democratic presidential candidates, according to a new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll of of likely Iowa caucusgoers. Buttigieg has garnered a whopping 25% support a hike of 16 percentage points since just September. He is far ahead of the other leading candidates: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Biden is polling at 16% among the likely Iowa caucusgoers, while Sanders and Warren are competing for third place at 15% support apiece. Warren previously led the pack in the last CNN/Des Moines Register poll in September, when she had 22% support. The poll was conducted by telephone between November 8 and 13, with 500 likely Democratic caucusgoers participating. The margin of error was plus or minus 4.4 percentage points. Only 11 candidates garnered more than 2% support, with Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota polling at 6%, and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, billionaire Tom Steyer, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang each polling at 3%. Even former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made the cut, polling at 2% despite the fact that he hasn t yet declared his candidacy. Read more: POWER RANKING: Here s who has the best chance of becoming the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Elizabeth Warren releases plan pledging to begin Medicare for All transition within first 100 days in office Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ripped late presidential bids and suggested efforts should be redirected to winning state legislatures Andrew Yang is locking down way more supporters than other non-frontrunners in the 2020 Democratic race Join the conversation about this story NOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hope

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