For months, Democratic officials in Iowa have said Biden's support in polls overrepresents the level of organization or excitement for his candidacy among the party's most committed activists.
Buttigieg, who is the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has attracted media attention in the 2020 presidential race for his thoughtful approach to issues but seems to be just as far-left as many other candidates. The California senator Kamala Harris was the only other candidate to poll above 5%, with half as much support as Buttigieg. As a result of new caucus rules, the poll this time included a blend of those who plan to attend a caucus in person and those who will participate in a virtual caucus online or by phone. Seven candidates registered one per cent.
The poll was conducted between June 2 and 5, with a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.More news: Manchester United Holding Off Pushing For Tottenham Target Bruno Fernandes
Overall, 24% say they favor the former vice president, with 16% backing Vermont Sen.
"'The poll asked respondents who their first choice is for president", the Register reported.
Sanders, who is participating in the Democratic cattle call on Sunday, said hours before he is set to appear that he isn't anxious about not polling as highly as he did during the 2016 campaign cycle when he was only competing against Hillary Clinton for the party's nomination.
"Dana, what I think is that four years ago there were only two of us in the race and we split the vote about 50% each", replied Sanders, who is now in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "I think those of us within the LGBTQ community are perhaps among the most amazed".More news: Lauren Shuler Donner Deletes X-Men: Dark Phoenix Tweet
A spokesperson from The Register said the poll methodology changed from its last few surveys.
Indeed, 36 percent of those polled said they would be willing to consider Booker even if they have yet to name him as the first or second choice.
"But I gotta tell you, we have an incredibly strong volunteer network here in Iowa", he continued.
He was polling at 1 per cent and has now reached 14 per cent support from Democrat voters.More news: NCR's 'poor' air quality days down by 50% : Prakash Javadekar