Iowa Caucus: Trump Riles Up While Clinton Stays In The Lead

Iowa Caucus: Trump Riles Up While Clinton Stays In The Lead
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Only a few hours to go before the Iowa Caucus gets underway, and presidential candidates are taking shots at each other, none more so than Donald Trump, who is going after fellow GOP nominees as well as Hilary Clinton.


The leading Republican presidential candidate said he will be at Iowa all the way on February 2 while continuing his battle cry to “make America great again.” And despite his busy schedule on his campaign trail, he found some time to take to Twitter to express his feelings for leading Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Just a few days ago, Trump had referred to Clinton as a “major national security risk. Not presidential material!”

At the same time, he also referred to fellow Republican Presidential nominee Ted Cruz as “unelectable.” Moreover, Trump remarked, “The Cruz campaign issued a dishonest and deceptive get out the vote ad calling voters ‘in violation.’ They are now under investigation. Bad!” Among the Republican nominees, Trump ranks fourth when it comes to favorable ratings, according to a poll done by FiveThirtyEight. Ben Carson has the most favorable rating among the GOP nominees at 72 percent, followed by Marco Rubio at 70 percent and Ted Cruz with 65 percent. Trump has a 50-percent favorable rating.

Meanwhile, the “Hillary for Iowa” continues to look strong. According to as much as 522 polls collected by FiveThirtyEight, the former Secretary of State continues to lead the Democratic polls, even managing to pull away by as much as 25% from fellow Democratic Presidential nominee Bernie Sanders. Clinton also enjoys the support of millions of Union workers and has 1,681 Precinct Captains and more than 2,300 precinct team members.

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The Iowa Caucus is where voters from 1,774 Iowa voting precincts will be meeting to elect delegates to the count conventions. From the country convention, delegates will then be chosen for the state party convention, who will then elect delegates that will attend the national party convention. From here, a Presidential nominee will be chosen.