Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker continues to see his poll rankings whittled away in the state where he’s focused much of his attention as he campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination.
A new poll of Iowa Republicans finds Donald Trump leading the crowded field of Republican presidential candidates. Trump received the support of 27 percent of likely participants in the Iowa Republican caucus, in the latest Quinnipiac University poll. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson continues his recent surge in polls, with 21 percent.
Walker – the leader among Republican candidates in Iowa in the July Quinnipiac poll – has seen his support plummet. His Quinnipiac poll ratings peaked at 21 percent in May, before he’d officially entered the campaign. Just 3 percent of respondents to the latest poll said they would support him.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas was third in the poll with 9 percent. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has 6 percent. Carly Fiorina, Ohio Governor John Kasich and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida each received 5 percent. No other candidate tops 4 percent.
“The Iowa Republican Caucus looks like a two-man race in which the Washington experience that has traditionally been a major measuring stick that voters have used to choose candidates is now a big negative,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
“With five months until the balloting, anything can happen. But the field has become a two-tiered contest – Donald Trump and Ben Carson ahead and everyone else far behind.”
Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,038 likely Iowa Republican Caucus participants from August 27 – September 8. The poll has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.