Overall, Ted Cruz still leads Donald Trump in Iowa, but it’s a close race with Cruz at 27% support and Trump at 25%. Three candidates are battling for third place-retired surgeon Ben Carson (11%), Senator Marco Rubio (9%) and former Governor Jeb Bush (7%). Five candidates are bunched together with Former Governors Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee at 4% and Senator Rand Paul , Governor John Kasich and businesswoman Carly Fiorina at 3%. Former Senator Rick Santorum and former Governor Jim Gilmore are each at 1%.
Other key takeaways from the Republican poll:
· Cruz and trump are tied among men at 24% and Cruz leads Trump among women 30% to 27%.