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Bloomberg's Money Did Buy Him Some Love

He's now in 5th place after massive ad spend
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 3, 2019 1:41 AM CST
2 New Polls Show a Bump for Bloomberg
In this Nov. 26, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks to the media in Phoenix.   (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

(Newser) – Michael Bloomberg hasn't been able to buy frontrunner status in the Democratic race, but his massive advertising spend hasn't gone entirely to waste, according to two new polls. A Hill/HarrisX poll puts the former New York City mayor at 6% among likely Democratic and Democratic-leaning independent voters, ahead of Kamala Harris but behind Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg. A Morning Consult poll has Bloomberg at 5%, which puts him in a tie for fifth place with Harris. The bump comes after a $30 million ad spend in the space of a week, believed to be the biggest in presidential primary history, though New York notes that Bloomberg still has the highest unfavorability rating in the field at 29%, according to Morning Consult. (The Trump campaign has retaliated against Bloomberg News.)

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