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Monmouth University Poll Has Trump and Carson Tied in Iowa

Yesterday’s poll by the Des Moines Register showed that Donald Trump had a slight lead over Ben Carson. Today’s poll by Monmouth University has revealed that Trump and Carson are tied for the Republican presidential nomination.

Who would you vote for from the Republican Party?

  • Donald Trump – 23%
  • Ben Carson – 32%
  • Carly Fiorina – 10%
  • Ted Cruz – 9%
  • Scott Walker – 7%
  • Jeb Bush – 5%

For the first time in a major poll, a fellow Republican candidate has managed to tie the unstoppable Trump. For over a month, Trump has led every major poll that didn’t suffer from regional bias. However, in this poll, Carson tied Trump, an impressive feat at the very least, and a clear sign that voters are starting to recognize him as a serious candidate with a valid platform.

Much of Trump’s success has resulted from his abrupt and abrasive personality which he uses to his advantage by pushing his own agenda and refusing to pander to anyone. Carson on the other hand, is a lot more calm and calculated. Having trained as a neurosurgeon, he understands the importance of approaching a situation from an advantageous situation and that strategy has affected the way he conducts his campaign. In addition, his debate performance was very strong and he caught the attention of voters.

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Trump and Carson Lead the Republicans in Iowa

The latest poll by CNN and ORC International has tallied the standings of the various Republican candidates in Iowa. Donald Trump continues to lead the pack and Ben Carson has made major strides in the standings.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 22%
  • Ben Carson – 14%
  • Scott Walker – 9%
  • Ted Cruz – 8%
  • Carly Fiorina – 7%
  • Mike Huckabee – 7%
  • Marco Rubio – 5%
  • Jeb Bush – 5%

Trump once again maintains his lead. This is a common theme in almost every single Republican poll. He is well liked amongst most Republican voters, but many still question his commitment to being president.

On the other hand, Carson has emerged as a serious candidate. He is a well-educated man with a long and prestigious career as a neurosurgeon. His performance at the debate was strong and he convinced many Republican voters that he is a qualified candidate who happens to appeal to conservatives.

Jeb Bush has suffered a major setback after the debate. His performance was weak and he appeared as if he didn’t have the answers to important questions. In addition, many voters are skeptical to elect another Bush to the White House as it would signify the transition of the presidency into a pseudo-monarchy.

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Iowa Primary: Clinton and Trump Lead Their Parties

The latest poll by Public Polling Policy for Iowa is out. Hillary Clinton led the Democrats and Donald Trump maintained his lead for the Republicans.

  • Who would you vote for from the Republicans?
    • Donald Trump – 19%
    • Scott Walker – 12%
    • Ben Carson – 12%
    • Jeb Bush – 11%
    • Carly Fiorina – 10%
    • Ted Cruz – 9%
    • Mike Huckabee – 6%
  • Who would you vote for from the Democrats?
    • Hillary Clinton – 52%
    • Bernie Sanders – 25%

Trump continues to dominate the pack. The Republican race has many faces, but Trump, Walker, Bush, and Carson have emerged as the top contenders for the presidential nomination. Carson increased his popularity after the recent GOP debate with a solid performance that made him look intelligent compared to some of the other candidates (Cruz were looking at you). At this point, it seems likely that Trump will actually win the nomination. He is hitting the right tone with voters, and if you can look past all the nonsense, he actually stands for what he believes in, something that is rare in politics these days.

On the other side of the fence, nothing has changed. Clinton still leads the pack and Sanders is struggling to close the gap. Still, Sanders is campaigning hard to gain votes and he continues to campaign at the grassroots level, inspiring working class and young voters. If Sanders can properly showcase economic inequality, a major part of his platform, he may rise in the rankings. Most Democrats aren’t fond of Clinton and would love to back a candidate with a stronger platform.

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