According to Morning Consult’s latest Democratic primary tracking poll, 8 percent of likely Democratic primary voters said O’Rourke is their first choice for president, tying him with the Californian and putting him well behind the Vermont independent. O’Rourke’s figure is up 1 percentage point from the previous week.

O’Rourke’s share of support at this early stage in the race has hardly moved outside the margin of error of 1 percentage point since Morning Consult began tracking Democratic voters’ views in January. Eight percent of likely primary voters called him their first choice at the time and 9 percent called him their second choice, which is identical to the latest poll.