CNN Poll Shows Trump Way Up In Iowa As Walker Falls

CNN/ORC Iowa Poll
|
August 12, 2015 4:11 p.m.

Former reality television star Donald Trump is leading the crowded Republican presidential field in Iowa and surging past all competitors, according to a CNN/ORC International Poll released Wednesday.

Trump polled at 22 percent among likely Iowa caucus goers while his closest competitor, former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, polled at 14 percent.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was at 9 percent. After impressive performances at last week’s presidential debates, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz polled at 8 percent and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina polled at 7 percent. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee also polled at 7 percent.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush polled at 5 percent alongside Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

According to this poll, Trump was the best candidate equipped to handle terrorism, the economy and illegal immigration. Forty-four percent said Trump was the candidate to most likely change “the way things work in Washington.”

Carson was seen as the best candidate to deal with abortion.

The poll was conducted among 2,014 Iowa residents, 1,258 of whom are likely caucus voters, by cell phone and landline from August 7 to 11. The margin of error was plus or minus 2 percent overall and among likely voters it was plus or minus 3 percent.

Latest Polltracker
Change to Commenting Permissions Starting May 1st

Beginning May 1, 2021, the option to comment on an article will be reserved only for TPM members. Non-members and those with free accounts will still be able to read comments both past and present, but will no longer be able to participate.

We hope that dedicated participants in the comments will join us as members, and want to make it as easy as possible for you to to so. We are offering 40% OFF an annual Prime membership to TPM readers with commenting accounts.

40% Off an Annual Prime Membership

We also offer FREE memberships to those experiencing financial hardship and FREE memberships for students.

View all options
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: