Political Outsiders Carson and Trump carry Iowa
In this just released Quinnipiac University Poll, Dr. Ben Carson is leading businessman Donald Trump among Iowa GOP Caucus participants 27 to 21 percent. Jeb Bush, once regarded as inevitable by the GOP establishment — has not caught on with conservatives, who distrust him, and is tied in sixth place with a mere 5 percent.
For 28 percent of Republican heartland Caucus-goers, a candidate who shares their values is most important, while 23 percent most want a candidate who is honest and trustworthy. Carson shares their values, 84 percent of Republicans say, and 89 percent say he is honest and trustworthy, topping the GOP field for both qualities.
Trump’s numbers are also strong and tops Carson 41 – 12 percent on the economy; 32 – 13 percent on taxes; and 37 – 9 percent on illegal immigration.
Check out the numbers here.