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WSJ/NBC Poll: Trump Holds on to Leads in NH, Iowa

WSJ/NBC Poll: Trump Holds on to Leads in NH, Iowa

By    |   Sunday, 04 October 2015 09:17 AM

Businessman Donald Trump still holds the lead in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire, but some of his GOP rivals are catching up, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist poll.

Here are the complete GOP results for Iowa:

•    Donald Trump 24%
•    Ben Carson 19%
•    Carly Fiorina 8%
•    Jeb Bush 7%
•    Ted Cruz 6%
•    Marco Rubio 6%
•    Bobby Jindal 6%
•    Chris Christie 4%

One month ago, Trump boasted 29 percent in the same poll.

Trump also holds his lead in New Hampshire:

•    Trump 21%
•    Fiorina 16%
•    Bush 11%
•    Rubio 10%
•    Carson 10%
•    Christie 7%
•    Cruz 6%
•    Kasich 6%

Trump was 28 percent in the same poll in late August.

Fiorina's second-place spot in New Hampshire is a significant leap. She had only 6 percent support in the last poll.

Carson, who had been at 11 percent, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who had been 12 percent, dropped. Kasich has been concentrating on New Hampshire and has previously seen good numbers there. He is now at 6 percent.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton still leads in the Democratic contest in Iowa, but the poll shows she would suffer if Vice President Joe Biden decides to run.

In Iowa (without Biden):

•    Hillary Clinton: 47 %
•    Bernie Sanders 36%

(With Biden)

•    Clinton 33%
•    Sanders 28%
•    Biden 22%

In New Hampshire (without Biden):

•    Sanders 48%
•    Clinton 39%

(With Biden)

•    Sanders 42%
•    Clinton 28%
•    Biden 18%

Figures released Sunday morning did not include candidates with lower poll figures.

In Iowa, 1,199 adults were surveyed, including 431 potential Republican caucus voters and 348 potential Democratic caucus voters. The margin of error was plus or minus 4.7 percentage points and 5.3 percentage points.

In New Hampshire, 1,196 adults, including 450 potential Republican primary voters and 404 potential Democratic primary voters, were surveyed. The margin of error was plus or minus 4.6 percentage points and 4.9 percentage points.

Both polls were conducted September 23-30.

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Donald Trump is holding tight to his narrow lead in the states that hold the first two presidential nominating contests: New Hampshire and Iowa. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist poll released Sunday shows Trump holding 5-point leads in both Iowa and New Hampshire, just...
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