Trump supporters were no doubt not surprised by the former president’s massive victory in Iowa. He dominated the caucuses, setting new records for the GOP primaries.
His win, by a large margin, even stunned Democrats. It is likely the left expected Trump to underperform, due to his ongoing legal battles.
But will this Iowa victory have any bearing on the next slate of voting? GOP polls are coming out. And not even Trump was expecting this.
From Fox News:
Former President Trump is dominating the polls in all early voting states, putting him more than 30 points ahead of his closest competitor, according to new polling…
[A] New Hampshire poll released Wednesday by Suffolk University, the Boston Globe and NBC10 in Boston shows Trump with 50% support among those likely to vote in the primary…
The new poll shows Trump with a massive 61%-34% lead over Haley among registered Republicans, with Haley topping Trump 44%-38% among independents.
With Trump riding high on a big Iowa victory, polls coming out of other early primary states are breaking in his favor. Previously, Trump appeared to be tied with Nikki Haley, both with 40% of the vote.
A more recent poll, however, shows Trump with a dominant lead over Haley and DeSantis. According to Suffolk University’s poll, Trump has 50% support among voters. Haley has 34%. Among registered Republicans, Trump is crushing Haley with 61% of the vote.
But beyond New Hampshire, Trump has strong leads. He sits at 69% in Nevada. In Nikki Haley’s home state of South Carolina, Trump is at 52%, and Haley is at 21.8%.
For a time, it looked as if Nikki Haley could pose a real threat to Trump—at least in some states. But some bad sound bytes and controversial statements have tarnished her reputation among voters. Haley was hammered for comments about free speech.
More recently, users were shocked over an answer she gave about the cause of the Civil War, in which she totally ignored slavery. She failed to properly address this later, seemingly adding fuel to the fire. She has spent millions in Iowa, only to lose.
These polls suggest that, despite spending lots of money and enjoying support from Democrats, Nikki Haley will not be able to overcome Trump’s growing momentum.
- Post-Iowa polls reveal Trump is beating his GOP rivals in upcoming primary states.
- One New Hampshire poll has Trump crushing Nikki Haley by 50-34.
- He is leading with 69% in Nevada and 52% in South Carolina.
Source: Fox News