Donald Trump Is The Far And Away Leader In Iowa

Donald Trump Is The Far And Away Leader In Iowa

Donald Trump is far and away ahead of his nearest competitor, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, 2-to-1, in a poll of Iowa Republican voters released Friday by Gravis Marketing on behalf of One American News Network.

Mr. Trump has a 15-pt lead over Gov. Walker in the poll taken of 227 registered Republican voters in the Hawkeye State, asked Wednesday who among the GOP candidates for president they would vote for if the Iowa caucus were held today.

The results, according to the poll:

Trump, 30.9%
Walker, 15.4%
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, 10%
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, 7.2%
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, 6%
Texas Sen.Ted Cruz, 5.5%
Dr. Ben Carson, 5.1%
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, 5%
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, 4.3%
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, 2.9%
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, 2.8%
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, 1.7%
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, 1%

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and former New York Gov. George Pataki each have less than 1% of support from Iowa voters. The Republican voters’ poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 6.5%.

Mr. Trump is also the top pick among conservatives, with 28.4% of very conservative voters and 35.8% of slightly conservative voters supporting the businessman. In addition, Mr. Trump leads in every major demographic, like religion or age group, and among men and women.

Gov. Walker has led among Iowa voters since January, and he was leading Mr. Trump by 9 percentage points in a poll released by Monmouth University on 20 July.

In a Florida poll released Wednesday, Donald Trump was leading both Jeb Bush and Senator Rubio, with 26% of Republican voters there saying they would vote for Donald Trump, 20% supporting Jeb Bush, and 10% saying they would vote for Marco Rubio.

Donald Trump is also leading in polls in New Hampshire and Arizona.

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Have a terrific weekend.


Paul Ebeling

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