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Post Benghazi Iowa Poll: Clinton Gains, Carson Maintains Lead Over Trump

The latest polls by DMR/Bloomberg and Quinnipiac showcased the various candidates and how they performed in Iowa. Ben Carson managed to defeat Donald Trump again, while Hillary Clinton increased her lead over Bernie Sanders.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 51%
  • Bernie Sanders – 40%

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Ben Carson – 28%
  • Donald Trump – 19%
  • Ted Cruz – 10%
  • Marco Rubio – 9%

Clinton had a strong performance at the recent Benghazi hearing which resulted in a stronger lead over Sanders. In a previous Iowa poll the day before, she scored 48 percent of the vote. Sanders is still a legitimate candidate, but he is struggling to topple Clinton as her campaign continues to generate momentum. Another advantage that she has over Sanders is her strong name recognition. Despite Clinton’s unpopularity, die hard Democrats will vote for her solely because she is the Democratic candidate.

Carson managed to defeat Trump once again. The results were fairly similar to the Iowa poll that was released the day before. Still, it seems unlikely that Carson could actually win the Republican nomination. His platform is far too radical and focuses on the fringe of the GOP, while Trump’s campaign is more focused on catering to moderate Republicans and some fringe voters through Trump’s abrasive personality.

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