Donald Trump holds a seven-point edge over Ted Cruz among likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers, according to the results of the latest Monmouth University poll released Wednesday afternoon. In the survey, conducted largely before Trump announced his boycott of Thursday’s debate on Fox News, he surged 11 points from last month in the same poll to 30 percent, while the Texas senator remained static at 23 percent. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio finished in third place with 16 percent, followed by Ben Carson with 10 percent. No other candidates received double-digit support, with 3 percent undecided among those candidates.
Only 8% of respondents said they’ve not yet made up their minds. Full poll details here.