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Clinton and Trump Hold Narrow Leads over Their Opposition in Iowa

The latest Iowa polls by NBC/WSJ/Marist have placed Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at the top of their respective parties, but their leads are narrow.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 48%
  • Bernie Sanders – 45%

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 32%
  • Ted Cruz – 25%
  • Marco Rubio – 18%

Most experts predict that Trump will win Iowa. His recent string of endorsements from key Republican commentators and politicians demonstrates that the party has come to terms that he will likely represent them in 2016.

Ted Cruz is in full desperation mode. He is nearly out of time and has launched an all-out assault on Trump. This includes his ad attacking Trump for his stance on abortions, his “New York values,” and challenging him to a $1.5 million charity one-on-one debate.

For the establishment, as much as Trump is a odd pick at times, they would prefer Trump over Cruz as Cruz represents the Tea Party movement and the far-right leaning craziness that the establishment wants to avoid. Trump often makes radical comments, but more than likely, those comments are just election fuel.

For the Democrats, Clinton and Bernie Sanders continue to trade leads in Iowa. At this point, Iowa is impossible to predict and it could go either way. For many experts, if Sanders can win Iowa, he will burst into New Hampshire with a lot of momentum and may be able to change the tide in the pro-Clinton state of South Carolina.

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