A straw poll from the political action group Democracy for America (DFA), taken between April 1 and 19, put Buttigieg in third place with about 10 percent of the vote, fractionally behind Elizabeth Warren (11 percent) but ahead of the ex VP Joe Biden, who got 8%. Both Buttigieg and Warren trailed veteran senator Bernie Sanders who commanded 42 percent of the vote, Politicio reports, emphasizing, however, that the poll should not be treated as an actual reflection of the public opinion, at least now. However it is significant in that it shows a jump in support for the gay presidential hopeful within the DFA’s million-strong membership, which was an instrumental part of Sanders’ 2016 campaign against eventual nominee Hilary Clinton. In the group’s last survey, Biden was second to Sanders at 15 percent, with Buttigieg trailing at less than 4 percent. A separate poll of registered US voters, taken between April 15 and 21, by Morning Consult put Buttigieg in third place on 9 percent, behind Biden ( and Sanders with 30% and 24% respectively.