Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The Iowa Polls: Second week of December
National polls: Clinton +25.1%
New Hampshire polls: Sanders +4%
Iowa polls: Clinton +15.8%
This small sample size says more scrutiny is not a good thing for Hillary and can give the Sanders fans some hope. As for O'Malley supporters, the numbers right now say... m'eh.
Cruz: up 12.2 points
Carson: down 8.4 points
None of the Above: down 2.7 points
The net effect looks like lots of Iowans are changing their minds and their new choice is Ted 'The Snake' Cruz. Of course, Trump is apoplectic about the bad news. I would not put it past Trump to simply buy a few thousand eligible Iowans for some single day payment in the $100 range to boost his numbers, though it will make his true believers feel like saps for showing up for free.
Making people feel like saps is standard operating procedure for Trump, so I don't think he'll lose any sleep over it.
More news next week.