Trump retakes Iowa lead, poll shows

Trump retakes Iowa lead, poll shows
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says voters should choose who nominates Supreme Court justice Trump, Biden will not shake hands at first debate due to COVID-19 Pelosi: Trump Supreme Court pick 'threatens' Affordable Care Act MORE has retaken his lead atop the GOP presidential field in Iowa, according to a new poll released Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation."

Trump is polling at 30 percent in the all-important-early voting state, and enjoys a 9-percentage-point lead over rival Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate GOP set to vote on Trump's Supreme Court pick before election Supreme Court fight pushes Senate toward brink Crenshaw looms large as Democrats look to flip Texas House seat MORE (R-Texas) in the CBS News 2016 “Battleground Tracker.”


The results come several weeks after the same poll found Trump tied at 27 percent with retired neurosurgeon Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonBen Carson notes reveal he's 'not happy' with White House official: report Trump pledges to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, designate KKK a terrorist group in pitch to Black voters State AGs condemn HUD rule allowing shelters to serve people on basis of biological sex MORE. Carson has dropped to 19 percent in the new poll.  

Cruz picked up some of Carson’s lost support. His 21 percent in the latest poll is a 9-percentage-point boost from that late October poll, which showed Trump and Carson in a dead heat.

According to CBS, Cruz took some key voting groups away from Carson, including evangelicals, Tea Party supporters and older voters.

The new poll is one of several in recent days that have shown somewhat of a resurgence for Trump, who gradually lost ground to Carson throughout October.

Rounding out the top of the Iowa field were Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) at 11 percent, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 5 percent and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina at 4 percent.