Pete-er Out? Buttigieg Faces Falling Poll Numbers, Protests Ahead Of Iowa Caucus


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Former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg looked to be among the frontrunners for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination for some time, but recent polls — and recent protests — seem to indicate the “moderate” Millennial upstart candidate is falling out of favor with early primary voters.

Until late last week, Buttigieg’s popularity was on the upswing after a series of campaign revisions that saw him drop more progressive stances for more moderate ones, perhaps out of hope that Democratic voters, dissatisfied with former Vice President Joe Biden as the only workable alternative to Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and the progressive Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) would select him as a viable alternative.

Buttigieg also built a considerable operation in Iowa, targeting cities with recent population growth for campaign offices in the hopes of driving new, more liberal voters to the Iowa caucuses, and securing an early win — or at least an early strong showing.

But there are signs

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