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Trump's Dominance in Iowa Sets Tone for Republican Primary

Jan 16, 2024 View Original Article
  • Bias Rating

    -42% Medium Liberal

  • Reliability

    40% ReliableFair

  • Policy Leaning

    4% Center

  • Politician Portrayal

    98% Negative

Bias Score Analysis

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Overall Sentiment

19% Positive

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

72% : "Trump has the support he has," Masket said.
66% : "We've been seeing the writing on the wall for a while now that Trump just has this huge amount of support within the party," Seth Masket, a professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics at the University of Denver, told VOA.
60% : "South Carolina essentially looks much like Iowa in the sense that Trump has pretty much unwavering support, so that he's going to come out first.
59% : Donald Trump on Monday night cruised to victory in the Iowa Republican presidential caucuses.
56% : Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy received 8,449 votes (7.7%) and used his concession speech to announce his exit from the race and his endorsement of Trump.
56% : A poll of voters entering Iowa caucus sites Monday evening demonstrated the degree to which Trump has consolidated the support of a large share of the Republican electorate.
55% : Trump won with 56,260 votes, or 51%, setting a record for the largest margin of victory in a contested caucus in the state's history.
54% : "Nikki Haley is going to spend the next week barnstorming the state and trying to piece together a coalition of unlikely allies -- moderate Republicans, anti-Trump independents, a few Democrats who are bored with nothing to do," Scala told VOA.
53% : With Trump ahead of her by about 10% in most polls, she will need to assemble "some kind of coalition that crosses party lines, that includes large numbers of independents," he said.
51% : Trump had the backing of 49% of male voters heading into caucus sites, and 53% of female voters.
47% : "'Writing on the wall'Experts told VOA that barring a major upheaval in the race, Trump appears to be on track to secure the Republican nomination.
46% : In an electorate that skewed older than the nation as a whole, Trump took a plurality of 42% of voters between 30 and 44 years of age, and won 54% of voters between 45 and 64, and 58% of voters 65 and older.
41% : While Haley is competitive with Trump in New Hampshire, polls indicate DeSantis' support there is barely in the double digits.
36% : In that contest, Trump earned 24.3% of the vote, or less than half of the share he claimed on Monday.
28% : With Trump currently facing 91 felony counts in four different jurisdictions, 65% said they believe the former president would be fit for office even if he is convicted of a crime.
20% : In 2016, Cruz beat Trump soundly in the contest for that demographic.
17% : Trump's electorateThe last time Trump ran in a competitive caucus in Iowa, when he was seeking the nomination in 2016, he lost a close race to Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

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