Public Policy Polling released a new Iowa poll yesterday. Donald Trump remains the front runner at 24 percent. But hidden behind that good news for Trumpsters are growing signs that an anti-Trump majority is forming.
In head-to-head match-ups, Iowa voters prefer virtually any other GOP candidate. Trump loses to Ben Carson, 60 percent to 33 percent. Trump loses to Carly Fiorina, 54 percent to 36 percent. Trump loses to Marco Rubio, 53 percent to 38 percent. He even loses to Scott Walker, who just dropped out, 51 percent to 37 percent.
Very bad news for Jeb Bush: He is the only candidate that loses to Trump in a head-to-head match-up in Iowa, with voters preferring Trump 51 percent to 37 percent. My best guess is that this is partly the political cost of Bush’s longtime support of Common Core.
Anyone but Trump. . . and Bush. That’s the message coming from Iowa voters so far.
Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at American Principles in Action.