'Largest Haul of Any 2020 Democratic Candidate to Date'
CBS News, before Sanders' fundraising numbers were released, reported Buttigieg's $24.8 million came "from 294,000 donors in the quarter that ended Sunday, the largest haul of any 2020 Democratic candidate to date. The average contribution was $47.42 and the campaign currently has $22.5 million cash on hand."
The Sanders campaign took a swing at Buttigieg, saying, "Bernie Sanders does not go into closed-door high-dollar fundraisers and solicit money from corporate executives at their homes."
Sanders reveals his average donation is far less than in the 2016 race, just $18.
And while fundraising is only one of many factors that ultimately determine a candidate's strength, polls are an other.
"Mr. Buttigieg’s effectiveness on the debate stage helped improve his likability score by 10 points in a Morning Consult poll," The Washington Times, referring to last week's two Democratic debates, reports. "In early voting states where Mr. Buttigieg has already made a good impression, the debate confirmed that he is more than a long-shot candidate."