This IS just a tracking poll…
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s momentum in the Democratic presidential race has stalled in the wake of a lackluster debate performance in Las Vegas this week, according to a new poll.
The Morning Consult poll released Friday shows Bloomberg falling into third place behind Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden, dropping 3 points compared to a similar Morning Consult survey from before the debate.
The former mayor is still registering double-digit support, at 17 percent, but Bloomberg’s post-debate dip was the largest of any candidate.
Sanders, meanwhile, held onto his first-place position in the poll and even gained 2 points compared to the pre-debate survey, rising to 30 percent support. Biden stayed steady at 19 percent.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) finished in fourth place in the survey with 12 percent support – a 2-point gain since earlier this week – while former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigiegfell into fifth place with 11 percent support and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) trailed at 5 percent.
The Morning Consult poll, which was conducted entirely after this week’s debate, suggests that Bloomberg’s performance has slowed his rise in the Democratic presidential race….