A new early poll from Axios and SurveyMonkey found that Pete Buttigieg is voters’ top choice for president in 2024.
Of 1,769 Democrats and left-leaning independents, 30 percent said they’d consider voting for Buttigieg in the 2024 general election. Following behind him is Kamala Harris at 26 percent and Cory Booker at 24 percent.
Buttigieg performed slightly better among men than women (32 percent vs. 29 percent) and far better among older voters (16 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds vs. 49 percent of seniors). He was the leading candidate among all older age groups.
Amy Klobuchar, who is currently running for president, takes seventh with 18 percent behind three women who are not running this year: New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (20 percent), TV personality and media executive Oprah Winfrey (20 percent), and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (18 percent).
Some of the older candidates we see in the 2020 field weren’t included in the survey, including Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Joe Biden. Many of them received write-in votes, however.
While a poll this early can’t possibly predict the outcome of the 2024 election, as Axios notes, none of the top seven choices are straight white men—“an indicator of growing diversity in the party.”