Trump Now Holds Solid Lead Over Cruz in Iowa

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Thursday CNN/ORC released new polling data for Iowa which gives Trump a whopping 37-26 lead over Ted Cruz.  Cruz had been leading in the state for weeks but Trump gradually had been getting closer.  In the last polling they were in a statistical tie.  Although Cruz has more of a ground game there than Trump does, Trump has been holding a consistent amount of rallies and townhalls to win over Iowans.

A few factors have likely impacted Iowa voters.  Trump has been bringing up the fact that Cruz didn’t support ethanol subsidies until recently. Iowa farmers make a lot of their income from this source.  Another issue that has been circulating is questions as to whether Cruz is a natural born citizen.  I think it’s safe to say that since he was not born in the country, the definition by the Founding Fathers would say no, he is not.  However, anyone who is an American citizen can run for President.  That means having a mother who was an American citizen.  However, there have been arguments that his mother voted in the 1972 Canadian election and Canada did not allow dual citizenship at that time.

In addition, Cruz did not even give up his Canadian dual citizenship until 16 months ago.  One has to wonder how the Founding Fathers felt about this since the purpose of being a citizen was for a person to be loyal only to the United States.

Whether the issue is valid or not is beside the point now.  Other issues that are valid have hurt the Cruz campaign and the stance on ethanol subsidies is probably the one that hit him hardest.

Trump has been relentless about his desire to win Iowa even if he can win the nomination without it which seems inevitable at this point.

Bernie Sanders is also beating Hillary in Iowa by 51-43%.  Trump has said he would love to run against him.  He just might get his wish.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/21/politics/iowa-poll-hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-donald-trump-ted-cruz/

 

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  1. A LETTER TO ALL PEOPLE VOTING , THERE ARE LIES AND STORIES BEING TOLD, TRUMP IS BUYING VOTES, TRUMP IS BUYING WRITERS AND BLOGGERS TO WRITE LIES ON TED PRNTLY IS ONE AND THE MARSHALL REPORT . POLLS ARE SKEWED WITH A LITTLE MONEY TO BRIBE , HE REALLY IS TRYING TO BUY THIS ELECTION AS HE THINKS HE CAN BUY ANYTHING AND EVERYONE ELSE . I HAVE VETTED THE TWO , I HAVE RESEARCHED BOTH FROM TRUE SOURCES FROM WATCHING TED ON C-SPAN BEFORE HE WAS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT HE WAS STANDING AND FIGHTING FOR EACH OF US AS HE IS TODAY . HE HAS BEEN ATTACKED , MOCKED , HATED , LIED ABOUT . YET HE HIMSELF HAS SHOWN CHARACTER , CLASS , WISDOM . TED HAS REMAIND CLASSY AND NOT ATTACKED PERSONALLY BUT ON ISSUES . THIS PROVES A MAN WHO I WOULD WANT AS A LEADER , HOS ACTIONS BACK WHO HE SAYS HE IS . NOT THE GOSSIP OR LIES OR RUMORS . TED CRUZ IS OUR BEST HOPE AND CHOICE FOR AMERICA AND FOR THE WORLD,OUR ALLIES LIKE ISRAEL . TED RELATES TO US BECAUSE HE IS ONE OF US , HE WORKED TWO JOBS TO PUT HIMSELF THROUGH COLLEGE . NOT HAVING DADDY PAY FOR IT ALL AND BORN WITH A SILVER SPOON . I SAY LOOK TO THE RECORDS THE PAST OF EACH THIS WILL TELL YOU WHAT AND WHO A MAN IS AND WHO OR WHAT HE STANDS FOR … WHEN DATING SOMEONE TO MARRY YOU LOOK TO THEIR PAST , TO SEE IF THEIR RECORD IS CLEAN , TO SEE WHAT BILLS HE STOOD FOR , WHAT HE HAS DONE . GO TO TEDS WEBSITE OR FACEBOOK PAGES DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND STAND ON VALUES , MORALS, PRINCIPLES . I WOULD NKT MARRY A TRUMP WOMANIZER , CHEATER , SUGAR DADDY. FOUL MOUTHED , CALLLING WOMEN BIMBOS OWNS STRIP BARS AND CASINOS , HAS TIES TO THE MOB , ANGER ISSUES , EGO ISSUES . YOU HAVE TO STAND FOR SOMETHING , I STAND ON MORALS AND VALUES . ON RECORD AND PRINCIPLE NOT MONEY OR FAME OR WEALTH , THAT DOES NOT MAKE A MAN . HIS CHARACTER DOES , THEY WAY HE TREATS PEOPLE IS THE WAY HE WILL TREAT YOU . TED CRUZ IS OUR BEST CHOICE WE MUST STAND TOGETHER AS ONE OR WE LOSE IT ALL. By THE WAY DO NOT PUT FAITH IN POLLS OR MEDIA OR WHAT OTHERS TELL YOU . GO TO TEDS PAGES AND SEE FOR YOURSELF , HE IS BEING ATTACKED FROM ALL SIDES BECAUSE HE IS FIGHTING THE WASHINGTON CARTEL … THE SAME DEMOCRATS THAT TRUMP HAS BEEN SUPPORTING AND HELPING TO WIN THE SAME ONES WE AS AMERICA HAVE BEEN FIGHTING AGAINST . http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/who-s-more-electable-ted-cruz-or-donald-trump-607830083841

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    • Mills, I believe a good old fashioned “GO SCREW YOURSELF” is the only proper reply to your post. What an idiot. By the way, I think your Caps Lock is stuck. Probably too many cookie crumbs in your keyboard.

      As you don’t have the money to buy a clue and/or an I.Q. up to room temperature, give me your address and I will buy you a new keyboard and ship it to you. No need to thank me. I offer this as a public service to losers.

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  2. The lies smears and hate that has come from this man is tearing this country apart. Trump lives by polls, but in those same polls, his negatives with groups Republicans want to reach are breathtaking. We need an adult not a spoiled man who behaves like a child when things do not go his way. The establishment crap is not true come one yesterday Trump says no one like him. he is deflecting his own hand in joining the establishment who are scare of Ted Cruz. Stop the lies and smears and come to the debate like a man and stand and debate.

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    • Wow gloria, look who’s talking. Trump only attacks after he has been slandered, lied about and insulted. Prime example… It is people like YOU who will spread the lies that #DonaldTrump forced a poor old grandma out of her home to build a parking lot for limos. Get your head out of your azz. Try to think for yourself and do a little research if you want to know the truth of the matter.

      Also, it was a well respected Senator who said that nobody in the Senate likes little Teddy. Trump simply reported what he said. Stop the lies and the B.S., grow-up and act civilized if you want a substantive debate. You had better wake-up to the fact that what the establishment republicans are doing is exactly what the democrats are doing. Trump doesn’t want or need their votes. Now if you like seeing our once great Country in the toilet along with the rest of the Third-World, just keep doing the same thing and thinking the same way. You will soon get your wish.

      Ps. Go back and take Composition and Typing-101. You look and sound like an idiot.

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  3. People of Iowa, think about it and pray, this Country is in very bad shape, my husband and I lived a similar situation, (somehow….) In Argentina and the Country went to the left…. for many years, today, it’s a disaster, the debt, homeless people, a disaster. Thank God, in the last election they got a very good President. That will happen to us if the Democrats win. Who can win the democrats? Just stop, pray and think, only a strong Leader, we’re not looking for a Minister, we’re looking for a strong leader, we’re evangelicals, we’re conservative, and at this point and time, we’re not looking into trivial details. we’ need a Strong Administrator!By the way, we’re legal, came legally to this Country in 1977 and became Citizens in the early 80’s. And of course, we’re conservative evangelicals. By the way, Ministers. We love America and want to see America Great Again!

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    • Thank You….Ms.Ortiz. What a Beautiful Tribute to Your Family And America. You put it so nicely and Proud. I too believe America Needs A Doer And a True Leader. Donald Trump Is That Man And Leader. GO TRUMP”!

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  4. Thanks for the Heads up on the letter Sunserger! I agree very interesting read. I do Believe Donald Trump is the only Hope for this country and I don’t trust any of the other front runners. And we sure don’t need four more years of Obummer!!!!!!!!!! With the Dems!!! Go Donald Trump!!

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  5. One thing we do know ….Trump isn’t a political animal with a price tag …Let’s pray he stays that way..DC has it’s own payback and the ones there will dance with the devil to keep him from getting the Pres. seat..
    it’s easy to understand why they would rather have someone like Hillary that knows the ropes and what those ropes are there for .,.. in our own way , we are our forefathers fighting the battle for our Country again ….and this may be our LAST chance to take it back God Bless America

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  6. Iowa has always been a bit of a mystery. Just like a snowstorm, it is extremely hard to predict the exact outcome there. You never know how many inches you will get or how long it will last. Wait, that goes with another joke, but you get the meaning.

    Iowa caucuses are a very different animal than a primary election that most people are accustomed to. Nothing can be taken for granted and I’m glad to see #DonaldTrump campaigning hard there. The Establishment is praising and bragging about Ted Cruz’s ground game there but I’m not so sure that a good ground game is all it will take to win an election there. This is a different age and a new time. Even Farmer John has a smart phone and an internet connection.

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  7. I hope people can read this – I found it very interesting – an open letter to Mark Levin – if the info is correct Cruz has ties with Paul Ryan and major establishment people – I think that TED may not be what he seems?!

    http://laurenstephens.com

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