Ted Cruz Soars to Front of the Pack in Iowa Poll at 31%, Donald Trump in Second at 21%



Republican presidential candidate and non-establishment GOP candidate Sen. Ted Cruz has surged into the lead in Iowa in the latest Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll.  Ted Cruz has surged into the lead in Iowa with 31%, followed by Donald Trump at 21%. Cruz’s 21-percentage-point jump since October is the largest surge between Iowa Polls recorded in at least the last five presidential caucus campaigns.

Don’t think the GOP establishment isn’t still have heart failure with Cruz now in the lead. The gutless GOP fears Cruz just as much as Trump. Just imagibe a general presidential election with an actual Conservative running. Maybe this time the GOP will win as opposed to past elections with Romney and McCain.

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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has surged ahead to become the latest front-runner in the campaign for the Iowa caucuses, dislodging Ben Carson and opening an impressive lead over a stalled Donald Trump, a Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll shows.

The firebrand junior senator from Texas is backed by 31 percent of those likely to attend the Republican caucuses that start the presidential nomination season on Feb. 1. Trump is a distant second at 21 percent, up slightly from 19 percent in October, but below his peak of 23 percent in August.

Cruz’s 21-percentage-point jump since October is the largest surge between Iowa Polls recorded in at least the last five presidential caucus campaigns. When first and second choices are combined, he has the support of 51 percent of likely caucus-goers. The senator’s great leap forward comes largely at the expense of Carson, as Iowa’s evangelicals appear to have picked the candidate they want to get behind. The retired neurosurgeon, now barely in third-place, is supported by 13 percent, down from the first-place showing he posted in October, when he was at 28 percent.

For Iowa’s conservative voters, “the coalescing has begun,” said J. Ann Selzer, founder of Selzer & Co., the West Des Moines-based firm that conducted the poll.

The same can’t be said for the voters who describe themselves as part of the Republican establishment, which the poll recorded as 29 percent of the likely electorate. For now, Trump has 23 percent from those who consider themselves Republican establishment voters, followed by Cruz at 22 percent. Senator Marco Rubio and his one time mentor, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, are both at 12 percent.

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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “Ted Cruz Soars to Front of the Pack in Iowa Poll at 31%, Donald Trump in Second at 21%”

    1. kashekamon on December 13th, 2015 8:48 am

      Iowa will Cruz because of his religion. But he is no match for Hillary. I think the only candidate that can beat Hillary is Trump and so does she.

    2. Tamikosmom on December 13th, 2015 10:34 am

      SM: “Ted Cruz Soars to Front of the Pack in Iowa Poll at 31%, Donald Trump in Second at 21%”


      YES!! YES!! YES!!

    3. Tamikosmom on December 13th, 2015 2:38 pm


      Donald Trump questions Ted Cruz’s ‘judgment’ and ‘temperament’
      Sunday, December 13, 2015

      Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Sunday attacked rival Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, saying that he has acted like a “maniac” in the Senate and doesn’t have the “temperament” to be president.

      “Look at the way he’s dealt with the Senate. He goes in there, frankly, like a little bit of a maniac. You’re never going to get things done that way,” Mr. Trump said on “Fox News Sunday.”

      “I don’t think he has the right judgment,” the billionaire developer said. “You can’t walk into the Senate and scream and call people liars, and not be able to cajole and get along with people. He’ll never get anything done, and that’s the problem with Ted Cruz.”


      TED CRUZ – 2016

    4. Raphael the RINO on December 13th, 2015 3:26 pm

      Raphael Cruz is a Canadian. He’s not eligible to be president. First term Harvard educated freshman senator…remind ya of someone?
      Cruz is a bought and payed for by special interests RINO, not even close to a true conservative like Trump and Pappy Cruz was a commie fighting for Castro… I’m sure it rubbed off on Raphael.
      SM: You are comical … you should charge $ for your routine.

      Do so research before you spew nonsense. Because Ted Cruz’ family fled Cuba because why again? Oh yeah, because Cruz is so establishment.


      Ted Cruz was born on December 22, 1970,[3][4] in the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to parents Eleanor Elizabeth Darragh Wilson and Rafael Bienvenido Cruz.[5][6][7] At the time of his birth, Cruz’ parents were working in the oil business as owners of a seismic-data processing firm for oil drilling.[6][8][9][10][11] Cruz has said, “I’m the son of two mathematicians/computer programmers.”[12]

      Rafael Cruz was born in Cuba, and his father was from the Canary Islands in Spain. Ted Cruz’s mother was born in Wilmington, Delaware, and is of three quarters Irish and one quarter Italian ancestry.[13][14] His father left Cuba in 1957 to attend the University of Texas at Austin, becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2005.[6][15][16][17] His mother earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Rice University in the 1950s.[18]

    5. kashekamon on December 13th, 2015 3:44 pm

      Whomever the GOP nominee turns out to be let’s hope and pray he wins the presidency.

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