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And with that said, we have a new Iowa poll to share with you. For those that don’t know, Iowa is the first stop for all presidential candidates on the way to the White House. Given that, the Iowa polls are a trending topic for the months leading up to the primaries.
For the Republican side, we have Trump leading, but Dr. Ben Carson is gaining ground.
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has emerged as a leading Republican presidential candidate in Iowa and is closing in on front-runner Donald Trump in the state that hosts the first 2016 nomination balloting contest.
The latest Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll shows billionaire Trump with the support of 23 percent of likely Republican caucus participants, followed by Carson at 18 percent. When first and second choices are combined, Carson is tied with Trump.
Trump finds himself in a vastly better position than when the previous Iowa Poll was taken. He has become a credible presidential candidate to many likely Republican caucus-goers. The real estate mogul is rated favorably by 61 percent and unfavorably by 35 percent, an almost complete reversal since the Iowa Poll in May. He finds his highest ratings among those planning to attend the caucuses for the first time (69 percent) and limited-government Tea Party activists (73 percent). Just 29 percent say they could never vote for him, a number cut in half since May.
I think Carson is a strong candidate, but there has been some questions regarding his stances on many hot conservative topics including Planned Parenthood. We’ll see if he emerges and keeps this strong showing going, but as for now, he still trails.