Poll: Trump Takes 7-Point Lead Over Cruz On Morning Of Iowa Caucus

February 1, 2016 8:54 am

Real estate mogul Donald Trump has a seven-point lead over Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) among likely Republican caucusgoers on the day of the Iowa caucuses, according to the latest Quinnipiac University Poll.

Trump polled 31 percent, which is no change from Tuesday’s Quinnipiac University Poll. Cruz saw a five-point drop since Tuesday and now polled at 24 percent.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) polled at 17 percent, a four-point jump for the freshman senator. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson polled at 8 percent.

No other candidates polled above 4 percent.

However, 3 percent of likely Republican caucusgoers are undecided and another 28 percent who chose a candidate may still change their minds. Thirty-five percent said they “would definitely not support” Trump.

The poll was conducted from Jan. 25-31 by cell phones and landlines among 890 likely Republican caucusgoers. The margin of error was plus or minus 3.3 percent.

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