Biden, Bernie, Buttigieg and Beto

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s video announcement for President propelled him into the lead amongst the Democrats vying for the 2020 nomination.

Biden’s announcement on Thursday places Senator Bernie Sanders in second place with Mayor Pete Buttigieg on their heels, according to the Granite State Poll from the University of New Hampshire released on April 22, 2019.

It’s unclear how this will play out with Beto O’Rourke, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and others also striving to poll higher than 10 percent.

According to Jonathan Easley, “The gloves are beginning to come off in the crowded Democratic race for the White House that so far has resembled more of a tea party than a barroom brawl.

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) said this week he didn’t think Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) could rebuild the coalition that pushed Sanders's 2016 candidacy forward, a line many saw as a shot undercutting a rival campaign.”