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The Great Iowa Flip Flop: Sanders and Trump Overtake the Lead

Yesterday’s poll by KBUR had Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton in the lead for Iowa. The latest release by CNN/ORC has put Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders comfortably ahead of their opposition.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Bernie Sanders – 51%
  • Hillary Clinton – 43%

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 37%
  • Ted Cruz – 26%
  • Marco Rubio – 14%

Sanders regained the lead in Iowa after a slight hiccup in an earlier poll. If Sanders wants to win the Democratic nomination, he needs to win Iowa and he has to keep the pressure up on Clinton’s campaign. Momentum is Sander’s biggest strength. If he can maintain his momentum heading into Iowa, he may very well win New Hampshire, and transition into South Carolina in much better shape.

The Republican Party is still Trump’s to lose. He has polled well for months, only losing a select few polls to Cruz. He is now catering to the religious vote, pretending to be a devout Christian. Of course, his attempts are obviously fake, but the average Christian voter is eating it up and ready to vote for Trump in 2016.

Cruz could still challenge Trump for the nomination and he continues to poll well, cementing his second place position. However, with the Iowa caucuses fast approaching, he needs to make his final push now before it’s too late.

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