Published On: Mon, Dec 7th, 2015

Iowa poll: Ted Cruz takes GOP lead over Trump as Carson falls

The new Monmouth poll suggests that the GOP race has again changed direction with Texas Senator Ted Cruz now in the lead over Donald Trump 24-19% with Ben Carson support fading quickly.

“The romance with Carson is over and the romance with Cruz — and, to a lesser extent, (Marco) Rubio — has begun, and this time it’s unlikely to be a fling,” notes Hot Air.

While many feel Jeb Bush is “out of it,” Bush garnered 6% for fifth in the race, just ahead of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who has 4%.

Carly Fiorina and John Kasich are at 3%, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee follow at 2%.

“This marks the first time Ted Cruz has held a lead in any of the crucial early states. As Ben Carson’s stock has fallen, Cruz has been able to corral most of those voters,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute in West Long Branch, NJ. “Congressman King’s endorsement may not be the primary reason for this swing, but it certainly put a stamp on the Cruz surge in Iowa.”

Hot Air adds that Cruz  will also be getting an “endorsement from Bob Vander Plaats coming, which will further consolidate evangelicals behind him. Ben Carson has collapsed from 32 percent two months ago to 13 percent now. How much of that remaining 13 percent will shift to Cruz once Vander Plaats weighs in?”

“It is also important to note that few voters are locked into a candidate with less than two months to go before the caucuses are held. Just 1-in-5 (20%) Iowa GOP caucusgoers say they are completely set on their choice, which is basically unchanged from two months ago (19%). Another 49% say they have a strong preference right now, 18% have a slight preference, and 13% are really undecided,” the survey noted.

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  1. Dave Francis says:

    Oh boy! The Left and Right lawmakers are pulling out all the stops in attacking Donald Trump. It’s not going to make any difference to me, since my vote is not floating and is ONLY going to Trump in 2016. Family, friends, and some old soldiers like me, will just stay clear of the Elections. Certainly I am not voting for Bill Clinton’s spouse, because she has not a single honest bone in her body? Jeb Bush is the last GOP elitist who would never get my vote, as he is spending millions to crush Trumps run, using dirty attack ads.

    Even worse how can John Kasich say for certain that Donald Trump will never be the nominee, or has the Republicans some unethical trick up their sleeve to engineer the Election?

    In California we previously know that the General election could easily be fixed, as the Democrats have inserted in the citizen voting application, the ‘Motor Voter Bill’ Just a few months ago Governor ‘Moonbeam’ Brown approved Drivers Licenses to illegal aliens, that has become a larger majority in California. A few other states have undermined federal law and choose to give illegal immigrants/ migrants the right to drive. However, the Jerry Brown organization has gone one step forward and added the MVB. With this application adjoined would allow illegal aliens to vote–intentionally or blind to the fact that it is a felony. I see it as a way to get around the election law, in knowingly give a win to Hillary Clinton–a criminal enterprise that is likely to be covered up.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/ newsletter should be checked out, as this is the most highly regarded polling you that is not influenced by the GOP establishment or Democrats There allies in the heavily biased mainstream media in either political parties have now at the top of their agenda to disrupt Donald Trump as nominee. Almost in unison Jeb Bush with his buckets of money is swarming the airwaves in the first caucus states with rhetoric and half truths. Hillary Clinton as we know has established herself as untrustworthy and is feeding the people a narrative of pledges, which she hopes will appease the insecure with future benefits.

    Whereas Trump really stands out as he has not altered his promises, such as building the Southern Wall and MANDATORY E-VERIFY to end illegal aliens working and business owners who ignore the law, which will be held accountable. The Billionaire is a far stronger icon for our nation, then any of the others–except for Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and his outstanding, a minority man battle in congress against the now 15 million plus illegal immigrant/ migrant invaders for amnesty. Like Trump Cruz his loyalty cannot be purchased by rich donors or the lobbyists, who buy Washington politicians for their affluent masters.

    Its obvious to me that Hillary Clinton will not be held accountable, as we have seen with the majority of the hierarchy of elected officials. What usually happens such as the chief administrators at the Veterans Administration never faced punishment for their encompency in setting up appointments for Vets. Thousand allegedly died or fell seriously ill for the failure and yet they got a slap on the hand and were just moved to another agency?

    There is a huge graft system in Washington on both sides of the aisle and that is while Donald Trump has been ostracized, because no wealthy donor can touch him. They have tried, but turned away. They are furious as the lobbyists, who are hired by wealthy corporate entities,

    Obama’s Liberal Political Correct Policing is indirectly responsible for the bloody massacre in San Bernardino, California. Reviewing the neighbors residing next to the killers had some early signals that something was amiss at the apartment. There was something odd in the comings and goings of Middle Eastern men carries packages. But because the ongoing presence of PC Police, average Americans have been nervous of speaking out to the local authorities. Americans had been slapped down by the Obama Leftist radicals that has an unprecedented success in dividing the country, owing to the PC Police humiliating any individual who speaks out when being called a Xenophobe, racists, a bigot they chose to say nothing or something choice.

    If this uncontrollable President, State Department, and Homeland Security are determined to bring in these Syrian Refugees, we are certainly open to a heavy risk of attack by extreme Jihardists. Even though it would be relatively easier to keep the Refugees in a safe zone, until the conflict ceases. It would be a less costly affair to pay for their needs in or around Iraq or Syria. Use a peace keeping force to safeguard them, giving the job to the United Nations. Since Obama won the Oval office he has carried the grave shadow of not following the law. He has besmirched our immigration system, by bypassing the regulations and determining everybody is welcome–illegal or not?

    The Democrats shot themselves in the foot, as millions who have entered here are costing taxpayers, including citizens and permanent green card holder’s immense amounts in taxes. There is no true $$$ figures offered for the families of ‘Anchor Babies” or the millions of illegal welfare aliens, as both the feds and state governments keep under a veil of silence the real costs. It’s disgusting that our own wounded warriors have been ignored, including their families while this administration dishes out EBT food stamp cards to aliens.

    Senior Citizens should pay attention that you have been disregarded with no new dollars for your Social Security check, as Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) has been disregarded. Yet illegal alien families collect more of your money, even though you’re entitled to it, after working for it all your life before retirement.


    Donald Trump is the ONLY chance we have left, to put the train back on the rails, instead of derailing our future once again. Trumps power comes from not being bought and paid for? He is abrupt–sure, his explanations are coarse–sure. He is not as articulate as the Senate and House puppets of big business and the slippery tongue politicians who dance to their tune. If you want the truth and not the fanciful diarrhea from those in Congress, then click on Judicial Watch at http;//www.judicialwatch.org and the corruption sheltered by the mainstream press. It’s your passport to investigate the thievery, bribes and money seduction by those we vote for?

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