21 September 2019

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump edge rivals in Iowa poll

KONFRONTASI - US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her Republican counterpart Donald Trump are leading their parties two days away from the Iowa caucuses, a poll shows.

According to the Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll of the Hawkeye State released on Saturday evening, Clinton is the top pick for 45 percent of likely Democratic caucus-goers, with Sanders at 42 percent and Martin O’Malley in third place with 3 percent.

Clinton's support is up 3 percentage points from earlier this month, and Sanders' is 2 percentage points higher.

Over half of Clinton's supporters, 53 percent, said they would be very enthusiastic to have her as the nominee, and 83 percent say they have made up their minds about who they will support.

In the GOP field, the same poll shows US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is ahead with 28 percent support in Iowa.

Rival Ted Cruz comes in second with 23 percent. Marco Rubio came in third place with 15 percent, and Ben Carson in fourth with 10 percent.

Rand Paul follows with 5 percent. Chris Christie has 3 percent, and Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich and Rick Santorum have 2 percent each.

The poll is based on answers from 602 likely Democratic caucus-goers and 602 likely GOP caucus-goers, who were surveyed between January 26 and 29. It has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.[ptv]




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