Pete Buttigieg’s favourability continues to rise as media powerhouse CNN (amongst others) labelled him one of the biggest winners at last night’s fifth democratic debate.
Last week, Buttigieg and his fans received some welcoming news when a recent poll put him as the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination at the Iowa Caucus.
Prior to this, Buttigieg wasn’t considered by many to be a serious candidate for POTUS 2020.
However, it appears that the tides have turned for the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who appears to be climbing the political ladder higher than the likes of former vice president Joe Biden and Massachuttes Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Last night, Buttigieg went head-to-head with nine other democrats in Atlanta for the November presidential debate.
“With the exception of a light jab from Klobuchar, no one really took Buttigieg on — and he notably appeared to get the best of Gabbard in a head-to-head over the military and the role the US should be playing abroad,” CNN reported after the debate.
Buttigieg was already leading in Iowa when a new poll emerged in New Hampshire a few days ago which indicated that the Maltese-American had a double-digit lead over his rivals at 25% support, with Biden and Warren coming in at a tied-second at 15%.
In another poll conducted by FiveThirtyEight, voters were asked to track how they felt about the candidates prior and after the debate. The results once again show a strong favourability for Buttigieg and make the possibility of having a Maltese-American go up against Trump next year very real…
Buttigieg gained 6.3% support amongst poll takers as a result of his debate performance…
Buttigieg also marked the biggest jump in his chance to go head-to-head against Trump, though he doesn’t favour as well as former vice president Joe Biden…
Though Buttigieg might have gotten a head start in the presidential race, his success has only been measured against two primary states of a considerably white background. A
frican American voters — a key block in the Democratic primaries — still heavily favor Biden, the former vice president, despite his disappointing debate performances, polls show.