Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has topped a new poll which could prove crucial to his campaign. Mayor Pete, as he is known to the residents of South Bend, Indiana, led the pack in a Monmouth University poll of Iowa caucus voters released on Tuesday, November 12. Buttigieg garnered 22 per cent support, just ahead of former vice president Joe Biden (19) and Elizabeth Warren (18). Bernie Sanders was just behind on 13 per cent. Because of the margin of error, pollsters were unable to declare a definitive winner among the top three, however the news will come as a welcome boost to the gay politician’s campaign.