South Bend Mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is leading in the Democratic field, and is also ahead of President Donald Trump.
That’s according to a recent poll of Buttigieg’s South Bend constituents.
The results also show the city’s non-white voters approve of his time in office.
The poll was conducted by Change Research from December 16-18, had a sample size of 406 South Bend voters, and a margin of error of 4.8%. The poll targeted 2019 mayoral voters – 88% of respondents said they voted in the 2019 mayor’s race.
According to the poll, Democratic primary candidates are ranked as follows:
- Pete Buttigieg (26%)
- Joe Biden (18%)
- Bernie Sanders (17%)
- Elizabeth Warren (16%)
When asked if “life in South Bend as a result of Mayor Pete has generally gotten better,” 70% of respondents answered “yes.” Among non-white voters, the percentage rises to 76%.
When asked about the mayor’s handling of the South Bend Police officer-involved shooting of Eric Logan, respondents generally approved of his actions by a 3-to-1 margin. 55% approved, 15% disapproved and 31% were uncertain.
Among non-white voters, 48% approved, 16% disapproved and 36% were uncertain.
Buttigieg’s mayoral term will end on January 1, 2020.