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Trump Trails All Top Democrats

10 points

An Emerson Polling survey released Tuesday found both former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) leading President Trump by 10 points nationally, 55% to 45%. Sen. Elizabeth Warren also led Trump in the survey, 53% to 47%, while Sen. Kamala Harris and Mayor Pete Buttigieg both led him 52% to 48%.

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Buttigieg’s ‘Black Problem’

“Pete has a black problem. I don’t know of one black person out of Indiana that supports him.”

— Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), quoted by the Daily Beast, on Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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Buttigieg Describes After-Affects of Afghanistan Deployment

“Of course, it’s the effect of having been exposed to danger,.. I think, also, some moral pressure. Any time, in any way, you are even remotely involved in killing, it takes something out of you, and it takes a lot of work to process that.”

— Pete Buttigieg, quoted by Axios, on experiencing depression returning from Afghanistan after a 7-month deployment in 2014.

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Buttigeig Calls for End to Electoral College as ‘Undemocratic’

“Twice in my young lifetime I’ve seen the American people overruled by the Electoral College. It’s time for that to go because it’s undemocratic.”

— Pete Buttigieg, doubling down on his support for getting rid of the Electoral College, calling the institution “undemocratic,” The Hill reports.

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Biden Has Big Lead in Nevada

36%

A new Monmouth poll in Nevada finds Joe Biden with a clear lead in the Democratic presidential race at 36%, followed by Elizabeth Warren at 19%, Bernie Sanders at 13%, Pete Buttigieg at 7%, and Kamala Harris at 6%.

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Buttigieg Hijacks Trump’s Propaganda Machine

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Presidential hopeful South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg used his town hall on Fox News Sunday as a progressive bully pulpit to label the president’s behavior “grotesque” and to call out Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham as the Trump toadies they are.

Whether you think Democratic primary candidates appearing on Fox is folly or not, Mayor Pete used his opportunity to rankle the right-wingers — and got a standing ovation from the New Hampshire audience at the end.

Read it: “Fox News Welcomes Pete Buttigieg. Trump and ‘Fox & Friends’ Aren’t Pleased.

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Buttigieg on Countering Trump

“I have a very different energy than this president. There’s going to be a temptation to kind of play his game. If you’re playing his game, you’re losing. Nobody’s going to play his game better than he does and so we’ve got to do something completely different. The good news is Americans as a rule tend to go for the opposite of whatever they just had in a presidential election.”

— Mayor Pete Buttigieg, in an interview with NBC News.

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Buttigieg Admits He’s a Long Shot for Prez

“I get the audacity of somebody like me talking about running for this office, but frankly it’s a leap for anybody.”

— South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, in an interview with ABC News, on running for president.