Pete Buttigieg ahead of Joe Biden in New Hampshire poll

Earlier this month, a poll showed 64% of Democrats would prefer the party choose a different nominee in 2024

Updated: July 26, 2022 - 2:47pm

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Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg narrowly topped President Joe Biden in the state of New Hampshire in a hypothetical Democratic primary, a recent poll showed.

The University of New Hampshire Survey Center Granite Poll showed Buttigieg claim 17% support from Granite State Democrats in a poll that also include Biden and other potential Democratic presidential candidates for the 2024 cycle. Biden came in second 16% support while Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and California Gov. Gavin Newsom each took 10% support. All other candidates received less than 10%.

The former South Bend, Ind., mayor launched a longshot presidential campaign in 2020 through which he achieved national recognition and earned a cabinet position after Biden entered the Oval Office.

President Joe Biden's national approval rating plummeted after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and has continued to drop amid rising inflation, a migration crisis at the Southern Border, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The RealClearPolitics polling average currently shows him with 37.4% support overall.

Democrats increasingly see Biden's low favorability ratings as a problem for their electoral prospects in both the 2022 midterms and the 2024 presidential election cycle. Earlier this month, a New York Times/Siena College poll showed 64% of Democrats would prefer the party choose a different nominee in 2024.

Despite this, Biden has remained adamant that he will seek reelection, asserting that Democrats "want me to run" just a few days after the NYT poll went public. The president has not, however, made a formal announcement about his campaign.

None of the other Democrats who featured in the Granite Poll have announced their intentions to challenge Biden, though Newsom's recent ad campaigns against Republican Govs. Ron DeSantis, Fla., and Greg Abbott, Texas, has prompted speculation he may be seeking higher office.