He’s almost 80 and an avowed Socialist, and now he’s in the lead for the Democratic presidential nomination in the first state to hold a caucus, Iowa.
A closely-watched poll by The Des Moines Registers puts U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders in the lead in Iowa with 20% of the votes among likely voters, followed by Senator Elizabeth Warren at 17%, followed by Pete Buttigieg at 16%. The third place polling for Buttigieg marks a 9% drop for him from a previous poll by the same group.
National front-runner Joe Biden rounded out the list at number four with 15%.
Iowa Democrats will conduct caucus meetings on Feb. 3, the first state to kick off the primary contests that will decide which of the 13 Democratic candidates will challenge Republican President Donald Trump in November.