Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg gained slightly more support compared to President Biden among likely 2024 New Hampshire Democratic primary voters when asked about their first choice for president, according to a new poll released Tuesday.
The University of New Hampshire (UNH) Survey Center’s granite poll found that 17 percent of likely Democratic primary voters in the state by 2024 would choose Buttigieg from a list of Democrats, or those seeking contact with Democrats, who are considered to be Democrats. possible presidential candidates for 2024.
Biden received 16 percent support, followed by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and California government Gavin Newsom (D), who each got 10 percent. A handful of other Democrats, in addition to Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), got less than 10 percent.
The margin of error for specifically polled Democrats is plus or minus 4.7 points, meaning Buttgieg and Biden are statistically equal among voters.
But the poll goes on to show that Democrats are not stuck with the idea of choosing Biden as their candidate in the next presidential cycle. The White House has said Biden plans to be active in 2024, although Buttigieg has made no announcements about it.
When respondents were asked about their second choice for their 2024 presidential nominee, Senator Cory Booker (DN.J.) received the most support at 14 percent, followed by Buttigieg at 13 percent.
By comparison, only 2 percent of respondents chose Biden as their second choice.
The poll also found that, compared to data collected in June, fewer Democrats want the president to run for another term in 2024. While 54 percent of Democrats said in June they wanted Biden to make another offer, that figure fell to 31 percent in the last one. poll.
“President Biden is increasingly seen as an electoral obligation for Democrats in both the 2022 midterm elections and the 2024 presidential election,” said Andrew Smith, director of the UNH Survey Center.
The UNH Survey Center Granite Poll was conducted between July 21 and July 25 with 1,043 people surveyed. The margin of error of all respondents was plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Among the 430 likely specifically surveyed Democratic primary voters in 2024, the margin of error was plus or minus 4.7 percentage points.