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Trump knocks off Walker in key state of Iowa: poll

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 01:20

Donald Trump travels to Iowa to campaign in the key state where, according to a new poll, the real estate mogul has surged ahead of the pack of Republican presidential candidates. Linda So reports.

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Sporting his new campaign hat, Donald Trump rallied in Iowa on Saturday. NATS: "Should we give out a couple today?" A new poll by Quinnipiac University shows Trump surging ahead of the pack of Republican presidential candidates in Iowa, knocking off Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who had been the leading contender there. SOUNDBITE: DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "I think one of the biggest surprises will be if I win is how good I'll be at national security, how good I'll be at the border, I think it'll be a big, big, big surprise for people." Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson came in second in the poll just six points behind Trump who currently has 27% support. The large field of Republican presidential contenders are due to face off at CNN's upcoming debate. Former businesswoman Carly Fiorina will join 10 other Republican candidates on stage. It'll be the first time she faces Trump following his recent controversial remarks about her in a recent Rolling Stone article. SOUNDBITE: DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "I think she'll do well, I asked that she be on the debate because I think she should. I think 11 people is far too many but that'll start weeding out. But I like that she is on the debate stage." On Friday, Former Texas Governor Rick Perry became the first member of the crowded Republican field to drop out of the 2016 White House race.

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Trump knocks off Walker in key state of Iowa: poll

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 01:20