Last updated on November 29th, 2019
Democratic primary hopeful Pete Buttigieg has achieved a feat that many considered impossible when the Democratic campaign for the elections began. According to the polls conducted by Quinnipiac University, South Bend Mayor has moved past Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to acquire the second position.
This is the second time in the past two weeks that Buttigieg has left hopefuls like Bernie Sanders and Warren behind. On the other hand, Joe Biden continues to lead the polls majorly because of his experience and stance on healthcare policies.
Earlier, Buttigieg became the front runner in Iowa as a presidential hopeful in a recently conducted CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll and also received exponential growth in New Hampshire.
The growth of Pete Buttigieg as a Democratic primary hopeful, especially with presidential primaries just two months away from commencing, showcases a steady journey till now, even though there is always a change in the ranking of polls.
Buttigieg has continued to perform better in the Democratic debates since the beginning. However, he made news after the third Democratic debate when he answered cleverly enough to satisfy the voters and played a safe hand to avoid taking control of the stage.
Later in October, during the fourth Democratic debate, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg gave his best performance. He approached the fifth debate with an aggressive stance and condemned Democratic rivals including Sen. Kamala Harris.
The approach helped him to stand out as a prominent candidate on key issues like foreign policies. Buttigieg also approached Sen. Tulsi Gabbard head on and took a dig on the ongoing controversies in Washington during the fifth debate.
The Buttigieg’s continuously improved performances have made him eligible to stand amongst top Democratic hopefuls. His stance on healthcare policies from the starting helped him achieve a lead on Warren, as it the healthcare policies have always remained the base of the polls.
Pete Buttigieg’s proposal on providing some of the aspects of Medicare for All in healthcare as a choice, and his support to private insurance have helped him gain support from insurance firms.