Who is Pete Buttigieg?
Current job: Mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Running for president of the United States as a Democratic candidate.
Family: Buttigieg is married to junior high school teacher Chasten Glezman Buttigieg.
Hometown: South Bend, Indiana.
Political party: Democratic
Previous jobs: Consultant for McKinsey & Company from 2007-2010, US Navy Reserve officer from 2009 to 2017, seven-month tour as a counterintelligence officer in Afghanistan.
Who is Buttigieg’s direct competition for the nomination?
Based on a recurring series of national surveys we conduct, we can figure out who the other candidates competing in Pete Buttigieg’s lane are, and who the broader opponents are within the party.
The average Buttigieg-satisfied respondent said they were satisfied with 5 other candidates, which is okay: it means that people who like him tend to be considering just a few other choices. To stay competitive, he’ll want to be in line with the top candidates in the race, for whom that number is less than 4. Just 3 percent of his supporters liked him and him alone.
Buttigieg had a great spring. He went from rock-bottom name recognition among likely Democratic primary voters to the low thirties. Joe Biden, the current frontrunner, is also popular among those who’d be satisfied with Buttigieg, but that’s more about Biden’s popularity than Buttigieg’s constituency.
Those satisfied with Buttigieg as nominee tended to be satisfied with lots of different candidates, if a little cool on Sen. Bernie Sanders. More than 60 percent of those satisfied with the South Bend mayor also would be satisfied with Sen. Kamala Harris.
Most significantly, three in five of Buttigieg backers would also be satisfied with Elizabeth Warren, a double-digit percentage point bump above her performance among general Democrats.
INSIDER has been conducting a recurring poll through SurveyMonkey Audience on a national sample to find out how different candidate’s constituencies overlap. We ask people whether they are familiar with a candidate, whether they would be satisfied or unsatisfied with that candidate as nominee, and sometimes we also ask whether they think that person would win or lose in a general election against President Donald Trump.
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What are Pete Buttigieg’s policy positions?
Supports moving to a single-payer healthcare system in the long run, but has proposed implementing a public option on the Obamacare marketplace first. He calls this “Medicare for all who want it.” He doesn’t believe a Medicare-for-all system would require eliminating private insurance.
Unveiled a plan to expand mental health services, targeting addiction, with a goal of preventing 1 million deaths caused by addiction and suicide by 2028.
Buttigieg defended his plan as a moderate alternative at the September Democratic primary debate and criticized the sweeping proposals of his progressive rivals: “The problem, Senator Sanders, with the damn bill that you wrote, and that Senator Warren backs, is that it doesn’t trust the American people. I trust you to choose what makes the most sense for you. Not my way or the highway.”
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Source:: Business Insider – Politics