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Sun Aug 30, 2015, 01:16 AM

Iowa Poll: At a glance, how each GOP candidate fares

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Source: Des Moines Register

WHO'S UP?
Donald Trump
First choice: 23 percent
Rank in field: 1st
Change since May: Up 19 points
Favorability: 61 percent
Change since May: Up 34 points
Trump has pulled off a reversal in how caucusgoers view him. In May, his favorability was upside down: Just 27 percent viewed him favorably and 63 percent unfavorably. Now, it's 61 percent favorable, 35 percent unfavorable.
Business-oriented establishment types are going for Trump over Jeb Bush 30 percent to 16 percent, said J. Ann Selzer, pollster for the Iowa Poll.
Those who like what they see in Trump include first-time caucusgoers (69 percent favorable, 29 percent unfavorable), tea party Republicans (73 percent favorable, 24 percent unfavorable) and caucusgoers in Iowa's 1st Congressional District, in northeastern Iowa (70 percent favorable, 28 percent unfavorable).
By capturing 23 percent of the vote while 61 percent have favorable feelings toward him, "Trump definitely has upside potential," Selzer said. "All the talk about a ceiling was a little premature."

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WHO'S DOWN?
Scott Walker
First choice: 8 percent
Rank in field: Tied for 3rd
Change since May: Down 9 points
Favorability: 71 percent
Change since May: Up 5 points
Caucusgoers still really like the Wisconsin governor, but he's no longer their first choice.
Walker gets half the vote he got in May (now 8 percent, down from 17 percent).
Even so, he is up a bit in favorability, trailing only Ben Carson in that measure.
He does best with tea party Republicans (85 percent favorable, 11 percent unfavorable).
Ketzner said: "Walker has had a rough summer. He made a great first impression but hasn't capitalized during the spring and summer months. Iowa is a must-win state for him, and he needs to reignite his campaign soon."
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ABOUT THE SAME
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Jeb Bush
First choice: 6 percent
Rank in field: Tied for 5th
Change since May: Down 3 points
Favorability: 45 percent
Change since May: Up 2 points
Iowa Republican likely caucusgoers are tepid toward Jeb Bush, with just 10 percent saying their feelings are very favorable, Selzer said.
He's upside down on overall favorability at 45 percent favorable, 50 percent unfavorable, including 19 percent very unfavorable.
Bush is right side up with moderates (60 percent favorable, 36 percent unfavorable), business-oriented establishment Republicans (64 percent/33 percent), those with household incomes of $100,000 or more (59 percent/38 percent), first-time caucus attendees (52 percent/41 percent), those with a college degree or higher (51 percent/44 percent) and those living in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District, in southeastern Iowa (51 percent/44 percent).
Ketzner said: "Bush has the financial resources available that no other campaign will ever be able to match. The question they face is: Do they save those dollars for a long primary fight, or do they try to end the primary early by upping their investment in Iowa and finish better than expected?"

Read more: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/presidential/caucus/2015/08/29/iowa-poll-glance-how-each-gop-candidate-fares/71360766/



It's shocking how badly Bush and Walker are doing.

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Attorney in Texas Aug 2015 OP
Hydra Aug 2015 #1
greiner3 Aug 2015 #4
Amishman Aug 2015 #5
ChairmanAgnostic Aug 2015 #6
C Moon Aug 2015 #2
beac Aug 2015 #7
underpants Aug 2015 #3
Attorney in Texas Aug 2015 #8

Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 01:22 AM

1. It's GREAT how badly they are doing

I've had nightmares about a Walker presidency, and we all know what a Bush one looks like.

The further they are from getting GE votes, the better!

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Response to Hydra (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 01:20 AM

4. I've played what if on every candidate and I'm scared;

 

Really, really scared.

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Response to Hydra (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 08:56 AM

5. I wouldn't count Walker out yet, its early

and his Teflon coating seems to work better than even the Bush admin's war crimes repellent. Nothing seems to stick to that guy for more than a day.

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Response to Amishman (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 10:05 AM

6. i would agree if Walker had good instincts

and could think on his feet. However, neither applies to him. When on script, under controlled circumstances, Iowans thought he was fine. Take him out of a controlled environment, and he turns to mush.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 03:43 AM

2. So they have Trump who studies books on Hitler, and Walker who's as creepy as Hitler.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 10:09 AM

7. And Bush, whose grandaddy supported Hitler.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 09:43 AM

3. It's a long way to Feb 1st. Remember this is Iowa

Who runs and how the caucuses are run is a factor too. It's a long 5 months criss crossing the country between Iowa New Hampshire (Feb 9th) and South Carolina (Feb 20th).

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 06:45 PM

8. OP edited to add this hilarious graph (hilarious to those of us who don't care for Scott Walker)

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