Latest Iowa poll: Trump 23, Carson 18; Clinton weak

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a commanding 23 percent lead among Iowa caucus participants according to the Bloomberg-Des Moines Register poll released Saturday. Ben Carson moves up to second place at 18 percent. Iowa’s barometer-like importance is tied to the middle America state hosting the first 2016 nomination balloting contest.

Trump was rated favorably by 61 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers and unfavorably by 35 percent in the new survey.

The turnabout in numbers has been surprising. Scott Walker, once the frontrunner in Iowa, has seen his support slip to a mere 8 percent —- placing him in a tie for third place with Ted Cruz. Both men appeared stronger contenders earlier.

Jeb! is on life support in Iowa, scoring below Walker and Cruz with just 6 percent. The amnesty and Common Core supporting dynastic Bush has one of the highest unfavorable ratings among the 17 Republican candidates, and is supported by only 16 percent of those who consider themselves establishment Republicans, the group whose favor he has specifically curried.

On the Democrat side, problem plagued Hillary Clinton has lost a third of her supporters since May. The “smartest woman in the world” has Bernie Sanders, a 74-year-old, self-declared Democrat Socialist, nipping at her heels and trailing her by only 7 points — 37-30. The actual melee will occur if the gaffe-prone VP Joe Biden enters the race, as appears more likely. Biden. and his advisors are meeting with prospective donors, organized labor and other major liberal constituencies to assess his potential support and Clinton’s weaknesses in key early states.

The next GOP debate is scheduled for Sept. 16, at the Reagan Library.  Expect the list to constrict further.

This is the attention-grabbing snapshot of the Bloomberg-Des Moines Register GOP polling numbers:

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7 Responses to Latest Iowa poll: Trump 23, Carson 18; Clinton weak

  1. East Valley Conservative says:

    The fact that Dr. Ben Carson, a black man with no political experience, is surging in the polls and drawing huge crowds wherever he appears certainly disproves the liberal lie that Obama is reviled because of his race. I would despise him regardless of his skin pigmenation because he is a Marxist whose stated intent is to “fundamentally transform” American from greatness.

    I’m a lifelong, active Republican and have no trouble whatsoever supporting Dr. Carson. Obama’s credentials and associations we knew of were slim and troubling. Others were never disclosed. Dr. Carson is a brilliant neurosurgeon whose life story is not a myth. He rose from poverty to prominence because of his faith, genius, determination and decency.

    https://www.bencarson.com/meet-ben

  2. State Delegate says:

    Trump is ahead because he’s addressing the elephant in the room…illegal “immigration.” Actual immigrants enter a country legally, so using this word is a distortion of the serious problem America faces. The certainty is we are fed up with the status quo and are and hoping for answers.

    My difficulty with Trump is he’s all over the page, saying he has a “big heart” and after deporting the illegals will “put a door in the wall” he intends to build to “expedite bringing the good ones back.” How he makes that determination remains a mystery. So does his means of effecting deportation of upwards of 35 million people. I’ve listened closely and heard no specifics. Will they be rounded up? How? What happens to their homes and possessions? Do the roundups come in the middle of the night so the entire family is more likely to home? What if the kids are at a sleepover at a friend‘s home? What happens if the illegals fight back using weapons? Will there be open warfare on the streets?

    Too many people aren’t listening closely enough. They hear the words “build a fence“ and “deport” and think he’s manna from heaven. I wish he was, but there are too many questions that remain unanswered.

    • Conservative Since Birth says:

      Not saying that I disagree with your concerns, but we were promised by the GOP leaders in the House and Senate – in two separate elections – that they would defund Obamacare, et al. They won – and we were lied to. We’re still in dire straits up against Obama’s agenda, which the GOP establishment is still enabling. They are evil in my book.

      We need a president who will be the anti-Democrat/Marxist/Socialist – who can win – against the Democrat/Marxist/Socialists who are running. It’s a long way off and a lot will happen before the election. But, I for one, am truly sick of the Republican leadership who lies to our face and continues on with their liberal agenda. Many of those running for the 2016 presidency are establishment-types and I want nothing to do with them.

      The GOP:
      2008-2010
      First they said they couldn’t do anything because they didn’t have the Presidency, House or Senate.

      2010-2014
      Then they said they couldn’t do anything because Harry Reid was blocking everything in the Senate.

      2014-2016
      Then they said they couldn’t do anything until the 2016 elections because Obama would veto.

      2016-2018
      Now they are saying they won’t be able to do anything even with a Republican President because too many Senate seats are up for grabs in 2018.

      • MacBeth says:

        Conservative,
        You nailed it with this timeline! We are lied to as much by the so-called conservatives as the radical liberals. I will never again vote for my so-called representative, who gets elected wearing an “R” after his name in a solid Republican congressional district. He goes basically unchallenged and will likely win until the day he decides to retire or redistricting takes him out. My wife and I worked on his previous campaigns and were donors but his actions in DC speak a different language than the one he uses with the district PCs and voters when he campaigns.

        He obviously thinks we don’t read the tripe he co-authors for the leftist Arizona Repugnant newspaper with his amnesty double talking seat mates. They write about imposing standards that will never be followed by the illegals who are already lawbreakers. They attempt to sound hard line on illegals but a child reading between the lines gets the very clear message that the regulations they describe are unenforceable. We’re not easily duped children and our votes will be withheld.
        http://www.azcentral.com/opinions/articles/20130430schweikert-salmon-gosar-immigration.html

        For some bizarre reason, an ad quickly pops up to obscure the all too revealing op-ed. I suspect the authors havve something to do with obscuring their own foolish words.

  3. Conservative Since Birth says:

    There are two wings of the GOP: one fights for freedom, limited government, fewer taxes, and the other…doesn’t.

  4. jakesez says:

    Trump is serving a great purpose. He is dragging the other campaign conservatives out into the sunlight. Within this light they must fully explain their views on immigration, smaller government, trade and the debt. They can no longer hide in the shadows and use terms like “Immigration Reform” without explaining what they really mean. “Build the fence first” is no longer sufficient to keep the voters in line.

    Jeb Bush started his run for the presidential race by stating that he needed to rid the party of the right wing in order to win the general election. Now he refers to himself as a conservative first. Phony candidates are why Trump and Dr. Ben Carson are so popular.

  5. Doc says:

    Read th’ following & prepare yourselves for an emesis session:

    http://observer.com/2015/08/will-mitt-romney-jump-in/