Trump Holds Steady at the Forefront in Iowa

 July 29, 2023

The political landscape in Iowa is shaping up to be an exciting one, with former President Donald Trump maintaining a strong and commanding lead in the Republican primary race.

This insight, according to the latest American Greatness/National Research Inc. survey released this week, represents the current political climate in the Hawkeye State.The most recent poll, conducted on July 23-24, 2023, places Trump at the helm of the race. This isn't a surprising revelation.

With a strong 42 percent support, Trump clearly outpaces the other contenders, according to the report from Breitbart.

Comparing Trump's Current and Past Performance

While the survey has Trump in the lead, it reveals a small, albeit noteworthy dip in his support.

The previous survey taken between July 5-9, 2023, gave him 44 percent support.

Still, his current position is an improvement from the 39 percent support he received in June. Despite minor fluctuations, Trump's lead remains undisputed.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis: A Distant Second

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, currently in second place, appears to be on a downward trajectory. His support dropped significantly over the past two weeks.

In comparison to Trump's robust 42 percent support, DeSantis is at a measly 15 percent. This is a significant fall from the 21 percent he held just a few weeks prior.

The gap between the former President and the Florida Governor continues to widen. From a 15 percent difference in June, it has now increased to a hefty 27-point margin.

Other Potential Contenders and Their Standing

Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina also makes the list of contenders, albeit with less support. His following stands at 9 percent, marking a slight increase from the last survey.

Anti-woke businessman Vivek Ramaswamy manages to secure fourth place. His support measures at 5 percent, making him a noteworthy player in the race.

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie also throws his hat in the ring. However, his support stands at a somewhat lackluster 4 percent.

Additional Aspirants and the Undecided Voters

The survey also revealed the standings of several other aspirants. Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum each sit at 3 percent support.

In what may be a surprise to some, former Vice President Mike Pence only garners 2 percent support. The competition is fierce, and the battle for more support continues.

Additionally, the survey indicates a not-so-insignificant percentage of undecided voters. With 13 percent of voters yet to make a choice, there's still potential for an upset.

Survey Insights: Trump Viewed Favorably

The survey goes beyond mere numbers. It offers insights into how Iowa voters perceive Trump.

The former president is viewed as the most capable candidate to bolster the economy. A solid 57 percent to 15 percent margin supports this view.

Furthermore, voters believe Trump is the best bet to counter far-left progressives. He garners a favorability of 43 percent to 26 percent in this aspect.

Trust and Care: Factors in Trump's Favor

Trust is a significant factor in any election, and it seems Trump has it in spades.

The survey shows Republicans perceive Trump as more concerned about their needs than DeSantis.

This perception is captured in numbers - 41 percent for Trump to DeSantis's 17 percent. It's clear Trump's charisma and connection with his base continue to serve him well.

A Broader Perspective: Trump's Dominance in Early States

Trump's dominance isn't confined to Iowa. This survey is a part of a series of polls released over the weekend.

Trump continues to reign supreme in the early states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. His influence and popularity seem far-reaching.

An additional survey conducted by Fox Business echoes this sentiment. It surveyed 806 likely Iowa caucus-goers between July 15 and July 19. In that poll, Trump's dominance remains unquestioned. He leads DeSantis by 30 percent, further solidifying his place in the race.

DeSantis Struggles, Scott Surges

The same Fox Business poll found DeSantis struggling. He manages only a meager 16 percent support in Iowa.

However, Senator Scott is seeing a surge in support.

Scott is quickly catching up, now at 11 percent. It's clear the race is heating up.

In Summary:

  •  Trump maintains a robust lead with 42 percent support in the Iowa Republican primary race.
  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, in second place, slips from 21 percent to 15 percent.
  • Senator Tim Scott sees an increase in support, while businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and former Governor Chris Christie trail behind.
  •  Despite former President Trump's dominant position, 13 percent of voters remain undecided.
  •  Trump is viewed as the best candidate to improve the economy and counter far-left progressives.
  •  Trump's dominance extends beyond Iowa, with strong leads in New Hampshire and South Carolina.
  • DeSantis is struggling in the polls, while Scott sees a surge in his support.

This is a clear indication that the race for the Republican primary in Iowa is far from over.