The latest Monmouth University poll from New Hampshire suggests the Democratic primary race is very much up for grabs less than five weeks before that contest and less than four before the Iowa caucuses. The poll shows former South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg gets 20 percent; former vice president Joe Biden gets 19; Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) gets 18; and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) gets 15. Much further back are Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) at 6 percent; Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii) and Tom Steyer at 4; and businessman Andrew Yang at 3.
What is striking is the movement in the standings: “Compared to Monmouth’s last New Hampshire poll in September, Buttigieg’s support has grown by 10 points (from 10%) and Sanders’ support has increased by 6 points (from 12%). Warren’s support has dropped by 12 points (from 27%) and Biden’s has decreased by 6 points (from 25%).” In essence, it is a three-way tie with Buttigieg replacing Warren in the top tier.