Trump Increases Lead in Iowa

In a recent poll conducted by the Daily Mail, former President Donald Trump emerged as the favored choice among probable Republican caucus attendees in Iowa. The poll shows Trump holding a dominant position with 43% support, while Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis trails behind with 17%. This marks a growth in Trump’s lead from a previous Daily Mail poll in April, where he was ahead of DeSantis by 15 points (41% to 26%).

A breakdown of the poll findings, unveiled on Thursday, reveals the following:

  • South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott has garnered 11% support, a considerable jump from the mere 1% in the earlier poll, especially given his official entry into the race.
  • Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy has seen his backing grow from 1% in April to 5% now.
  • Former Vice President Mike Pence has retained the same level of backing at 3%, consistent with the prior poll.
  • Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has witnessed a drop in support, moving from 5% earlier to 3% now.
  • Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was not an official contender during the previous poll, has earned 3% support.
  • Currently, 11% of the respondents remain undecided, a decrease from the 14% in April’s poll.
  • No other contender in the poll received over 2% backing.

The survey, carried out from August 1-7 by J.L. Partners, took into account the opinions of 600 Republican Iowans. Notably, the poll did not specify a margin of error.