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- What the Hell is wrong with America? No one, and I mean no one, gives a rat's ass about Iowa or New Hampshire. No way should they be given special powers to select the next President.
|(Quinnipiac) - Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz are locking in their lead among Iowa likely Republican Caucus participants, with Trump at 31 percent and Cruz at 29 percent, while U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida trails with 15 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.|
Dr. Ben Carson has 7 percent, with no other candidate above New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie's 4 percent.
|This compares to the results of a December 14 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University showing Trump at 28 percent, with 27 percent for Cruz, 14 percent for Rubio and 10 percent for Carson.|
|Today, 5 percent are undecided, but 46 percent of those who name a candidate say they might change their mind.|
|Trump tops Cruz almost 4-1 on the negative list as 26 percent of Iowa Republican Caucus-goers say they "would definitely not support" Trump, with 7 percent who would not support Cruz.|
|The biggest loser today is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who gets only 3 percent support from Republicans, while 26 percent say they "would definitely not support" him.|
|"The Iowa Republican Caucuses are tight as a tick entering the final two weeks of the campaign. Voters like Sen. Ted Cruz better than Donald Trump and give him much higher scores for honesty, empathy, experience and for sharing their values," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.|
|"But they see the New York businessman as better able to handle some key issues. Trump is way ahead on handling the economy and terrorism."|
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