Despite Donald Trump’s commanding 20-point lead in a recent national poll among Republican primary voters, Texas Senator and Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz has overtaken the billionaire businessman in the state of Iowa. The latest Monmouth University poll finds Cruz garnering 24% support from Iowa voters, a 14-point jump since October.
Trump has fallen to 2nd place in the Hawkeye State with 19% support:
Much of Cruz’s support stems from evangelical Iowans who back the conservative senator 30 percent to Trump’s 18 percent. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson previously led the GOP field in support among this coveted demographic, but now earns just 15 percent support among evangelicals, putting him behind Cruz, Trump, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. (16 percent).
H/T: Washington Examiner
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