If these polls are anywhere near correct, it shows Trump is still ahead in reliably red counties—reliably red in that a majority voted for a Republican presidential candidate in 2012. However, a majority of voters in crossover counties, who previously supported Obama, have abandoned Trump.
Election polls released this week show Hillary Clinton leading in most of the 2016 battleground states, with a close contest between Clinton and Trump in Florida.
As one of the biggest disappointments of this election cycle, Rubio is a walking demonstration of how resoundingly Republican primary voters have rejected the establishment candidates.
Geography favors Clinton: More than a quarter of Sanders’ voters are expected to come from only three counties. Even with a substantial lead, he may only win a limited number of delegates.
The finance, insurance and real estate industries claim 21.5 percent of Iowa’s gross domestic product, compared with only 7.4 percent for agriculture and natural resources.
An hour before the Jan. 14 Republican debate, 250 of Ted Cruz’s most dedicated Iowa field organizers huddled in the Heritage Assembly of God church gymnasium in Des Moines.
In what can only be described as a bad judgement call, Carly Fiorina turned a group of young schoolchildren into becoming props for a rally against abortion in Des Moines, Iowa.
Fresh off a strong debate performance and buoyed by rising poll numbers, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders returned to Iowa with an air of vindication.
Hillary Clinton is one of American politics’ larger-than-life figures, having shared the White House when her husband was president and traveled the world as secretary of state.
Less than four weeks before Iowans kick off the 2016 presidential contest with their Feb. 1 caucuses, the early road to the White House appears to be shaping up as a slippery and uncharted one for the Republican Party.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is poised to absorb Donald Trump’s supporters when the billionaire exits the race for the GOP presidential nomination, according to one of the campaign’s most common narratives.
Trump’s strategy is not subtle: Take all the awful and absurd things he’s said in this campaign — and condense them into a single spot.
The fortunes of the wonder fuel that promised to help clean the environment, secure America and save small family farms have steadily dwindled. Now fuel, corn-based ethanol, finds itself threatened with a defection that was once unthinkable: Iowa voters.
Instead of shaking hands with voters at diners and stores in the early-voting states, Trump has simply favored large rallies and major TV appearances.
Ted Cruz’s trademark is his sly evasion, and it makes his extremism much harder to pin down. Trump is troublesome, but Cruz is much more insidious — and a Cruz win would be far scarier. Here’s why.
Cruz has benefited from a decline in support for Ben Carson, with both Republicans sharing a strong base of support with evangelical voters.
The crops have been harvested and snow has already fallen multiple times, signs in Iowa that it will soon be time to start the process of picking a new president — and begin winnowing the crowded Republican field.
The discussion couldn’t help but veer toward a certain other Republican running mate from elections past (and who didn’t exactly impress voters).
Since 1980, when Iowa held its first seriously competitive GOP caucuses, the first-place finisher has gone on to win the party’s nomination less than half the time.
The crucial question for the mild-mannered physician is whether he can sustain his popularity in Iowa until the first votes are cast there three months from now.
Candidates inevitably face two fall challenges: Voters start looking more closely at them and discover flaws, and they start considering who they want as president, not just as messenger. Here are the tests Trump faces in the four months between now and the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses.