Trump Ties With Ben Carson in Iowa Polls


Donald Trump and Ben Carson

Donald Trump has been leading in the polls on the republican side. He has been on top with big margin most of the time. However, it seems his victory in polls is beginning to decline as he fails to be the only leader in the polls. He tied with Ben Carson in the most recent polls conducted in Iowa state, both scoring 23%, which was unexpected, more so in this state.

Since 26th of July, Trump has been the flag bearer on the side of the republicans when it comes to polls. Even in the recent polls, he is still leading. Unfortunately this time round, he’s not enjoying the ‘upper’ glory alone. He’s sharing it with Carson, both having gotten 23% in the Iowa polls, this means both are the most preferred republican candidates and not just Trump alone. Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO, followed them with 10% as Texas Senator Ted Cruz got 9%. The other candidates had percentages as the list below shows:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker- 7%

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush- 5%

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul- 3%

Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio- 4%

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum- 2%

The rest of the candidates didn’t make it to the top of 1%. Fiorina who follows the number one tied candidates has been left with a big margin that if the polls were repeated she would have to get 130% more voters without Trump and Carson getting extra voter, in order to reach them. Given that she had less than 1% just before the first debate, 10% is a good number, she’s likely to go higher.

Is Trump trembling after this tie? This is only one state, but considering that it is one of Trump’s strongest states, where Tana Goertz who was on his season two of ‘The Apprentice’ show, is a co-chairwoman of his campaign, it might be worrying to him. Well, there’s still time. No one knows whether Trump will start going down, he’ll share the first position with some, or he’ll remain at the top alone.

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