WHOTV: As the candidates make their final push across Iowa, many caucus-goers are still trying to decide which candidate they’ll support. Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Ted Cruz lead their respective parties, according to a new Iowa State University/WHO-HD Iowa Caucus Poll released Monday. However, there is little room separating them from the next candidate.Tells a different story than many of the other polls floated out there by the mainstream media. Of course, there's also the helpful reminder that we really have no clue what's going on in Iowa! Nonetheless, some have pointed out that Cruz has a very organized ground game in Iowa, whereas Trump seems to be winging it. So here's another helpful reminder:
On the Democratic side, 47.4 percent of likely caucus-goers surveyed said they support Clinton. That’s compared to 45 percent who said they favor Bernie Sanders. This is a significant jump from the first Iowa Caucus Poll in November, in which Sanders came in a distant second at 27.8 percent. Less than 1 percent of those surveyed in this latest poll said they’ll caucus for Martin O’Malley.
On the Republican side, 25.8 percent of likely caucus-goers are backing Cruz, while 18.9 percent say they support Donald Trump. Ben Carson came in third (13.4 percent) followed by Marco Rubio (12.3 percent), Rand Paul (6.9 percent), Jeb Bush (3.8 percent), Mike Huckabee (3.7 percent) and Carly Fiorina (1.1 percent). Rick Santorum, Chris Christie and John Kasich registered less than 1 percent.
With the Iowa caucuses just days away, more than one-third (34.2 percent) of those surveyed have yet to make up their mind. And 27 percent said they’ve changed their mind over the course of the campaign. Mack Shelley, university professor and chair of political science and professor of statistics, says respondents changed their mind based on electability or after learning something about a different candidate.
Cruz will almost certainly win Iowa by a LOT if his supporters ignore this one message:#CRUZ2016!
Donald Trump, mainstream media, and most pundits look at polls and shake their head about Cruz's chances in Iowa. Either they're hiding the truth or they fail to understand the Caucus dynamic that greatly favors Cruz if his supporters don't lose hope.