Mayor Pete surges in Iowa as Bloomberg apologizes for stop-and-frisk policy

Buttigieg has a significant lead over Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden in new Iowa poll.
2:20 | 11/18/19

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Transcript for Mayor Pete surges in Iowa as Bloomberg apologizes for stop-and-frisk policy
for a peaceful resolution have fallen flat. That big shake-up in the race for the white house. Mayor Pete buttigieg surging to a clear lead in Iowa, nearly ten point as head of Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders behind and linsey Davis is in Brooklyn where Michael Bloomberg made a big step towards his bid yesterday. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning to you. Bloomberg stood before the predominantly black megachurch and apologized. The former New York City mayor and potential presidential candidate said that of his long-standing policy stop and frisk was disproportionately targeting blacks and Latinos and he got it wrong. A major shakeup in the race for president as mayor Pete buttigieg skyrockets to the top in Iowa. I'm not like the others. What I'm putting forward is a different approach. Reporter: Claiming a significant lead over senators Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and former vice president Joe Biden rising 16 points in just two months and leading second place where by nine point as cording to the new cnn/des moines register poll. We're not getting quarried away by a poll result. Reporter: The already crowded field could expand as former new York City mayor Michael Bloomberg considers a bid for the white house. He has previously ridiculed his rivals for overapologizing. Joe Biden went out and apologized for being male, over 50, white, Beto, whatever his name is is apologizing for being born. Reporter: Bloomberg is now apologizing for his past. In a speech at a predominantly black church in Brooklyn he admitted his controversial stop and frisk policy which he supported for years was a mistake. I didn't understand that back then, the full impact that stops were having on the black and Latino communities. I want you to know that I realize back then I was wrong. And I'm sorry. Reporter: In 2011 while Bloomberg was mayor here, 87% of those who were stopped were black and Latino. Now just yesterday mayor Bloomberg said that he realized that policy caused an erosion of trust and he hopes to earn it back, George. Thanks very much.

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