Despite making incendiary remarks about the service record of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Saturday, a poll in one key state shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump competing well.
No slump in key state, poll finds http://t.co/XBEwNCqaOe
— Atilio Gonzalez (@atilgon) July 20, 2015
In a Monmouth University poll released Monday which surveyed Iowa GOP caucus goers, Trump is second with 13 percent, trailing only Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with 22 percent. Following Walker and Trump are retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson with 8 percent; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, both with 7 percent; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee with 6 percent; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul with 5 percent; and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal with 4 percent.
The 2012 winner of the Iowa caucus, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, is tied for tenth place with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Hewlett Packard executive Carly Fiorina with 3 percent. Huckabee won the caucus in 2008.
The poll was conducted between July 16-19 from a random sample of 452 Iowa voters from a list of registered Republican voters who have voted in at least one of the last two Republican primaries. Saturday, July 18, was when Trump made disheartening remarks about McCain’s service while participating in a forum in Ames, Iowa, hosted by pollster Frank Luntz:
He’s not a war hero. He is a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, OK? I hate to tell you. He’s a war hero because he was captured.
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