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Trump secures record lead in latest Iowa poll results

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A recent poll by NBC News, Des Moines Register, and Mediacom shows that Donald Trump is in the lead and gaining more support in Iowa. This comes in with just five weeks left until the Iowa caucuses.

Recent poll shows 51% of likely Republican caucusgoers in Iowa pick Trump as their next presidential choice

The survey indicates that 51 percent of likely Republican caucusgoers in the state have chosen former President Trump as their top pick for the next president.

This is an increase from 43 percent in a similar poll conducted in October. Trump’s lead is the biggest ever recorded at this stage of the race in the history of this Iowa poll, as reported by NBC News.

“The field may have shrunk, but it may have made Donald Trump even stronger. I would call his lead commanding at this point,” said J. Ann Selzer, who has been conducting the Hawkeye State poll for over thirty years.

The former president is the top pick for a majority of evangelical Christians, those who identify as Republicans, and first-time caucus attendees, as well as white men without college degrees. However, his support is comparatively weaker among college-educated voters, independents, and residents of Iowa’s suburbs.

Meanwhile, Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley are competing for the second spot.

DeSantis gains ground, Haley holds steady, and the landscape beyond the top two

Florida Governor DeSantis has seen a 3-percentage-point increase since October, now at 19 percent in the poll. This breaks his previous tie with Nikki Haley, who now holds the third spot with 16 percent.

DeSantis recently completed a tour of all 99 counties in the state earlier this month. On the other hand, Haley, the former U.N. ambassador, experienced a 10 percent surge in support in Iowa from August to October. However, her numbers have remained steady at 16 percent since then.

Biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy is currently in a distant fourth place with 5 percent support. Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has not campaigned in Iowa, holds the fifth spot with 4 percent. Meanwhile, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is at 1 percent in the polls.

Following last week’s debate, which was the final one officially planned by the Republican National Committee, 49 percent of Iowa caucus goers have already decided about their preferred candidate. On the other hand, 46 percent of caucus goers state that they are still in the process of deciding who to support.

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