Trump is on top by two points in the latest Quinnipiac University poll of Iowa, but like similar polls, it’s well within the margin of error which means it’s a virtual tie:
THE HILL – Donald Trump leads Ted Cruz by 2 percentage points in a new poll from Iowa, suggesting a tightening presidential race ahead of the state’s Feb. 1 caucuses.
Trump leads the GOP field, with 31 percent support, in Quinnipiac University’s new poll, followed closely by Cruz’s 29 percent. That slim lead is within the poll’s 4-point margin of error.
Voters view Cruz more favorably than they view Trump, however, and more are open to the possibility of voting for him, according to the new findings.
This is only the third poll of the last 11 in Iowa in which Trump is on top, according to aggregation by RealClearPolitics. Other recent polls have shown Cruz in first place.
In the Quinnipiac poll, Rubio sits in third place, with 15 percent support, followed by Ben Carson, at 7 percent, and Chris Christie, at 4 percent. Jeb Bush has slipped to 3 percent, tied with Mike Huckabee, who won the caucuses in 2008. John Kasich and Rand Paul scored 2 percent; Carly Fiorina and Rick Santorum received 1 percent.
Here’s the lowdown on the poll:
From January 5 – 10, Quinnipiac University surveyed 602 Iowa likely Republican Caucus participants with a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.
Trump ‘the concern troll’ is doing everything he can to hurt Cruz with the voters by suggesting Cruz ‘may’ not be eligible. It’s all bunk. And I seriously hope Iowa voters don’t fall for this ridiculous attack like the Trumpbots have.
Just remember, Trump was for Cruz eligibility before he was against it:
Trump is just like a Democrat in that he’ll switch positions if it helps him out. And that’s clearly what he’s done here.