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Cruz and Clinton Top Iowa Weeks Before the Caucuses

The Iowa caucuses are rapidly approaching and the latest poll for Iowa by KBUR has placed Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton in the lead of their respective parties.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 48%
  • Bernie Sanders – 39%

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Ted Cruz – 27%
  • Donald Trump – 25%
  • Ben Carson – 11%
  • Marco Rubio – 9%
  • Jeb Bush – 7%

Clinton has managed to retake the lead in Iowa in this poll. In the last few polls, Bernie Sanders had beat her and many were convinced that he may head into the Iowa caucuses as the clear favorite. Clinton’s lead wasn’t too large and Sanders could still win Iowa. His entire candidacy is likely relying on his ability to win Iowa as he tends to poll much stronger in New Hampshire than Clinton.

For the Republicans, Cruz managed to top Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. Once in a while, Cruz will beat Trump, but the averages tend to favor Trump and it seems likely that he will be able to win Iowa.

For Marco Rubio, his campaign is in a lot of trouble. When you start losing to Ben Carson a few weeks before the Iowa caucuses, you need to seriously rethink your campaign strategy and find a way to climb the polls. Rubio’s campaign has been flat in the recent months and has struggled to dent both Trump and Cruz. Carson is by no means a serious candidate anymore, but his slight victory over Rubio shows how poorly his campaign has been performing.

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