Donald Trump is the biggest loser in the new Iowa Poll.
The pious Ben Carson has plowed past the braggadocious New York businessman to take the front-runner crown, unseating Trump as the most popular choice for president among likely GOP caucusgoers, the new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll shows.
Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, is the favorite choice for 28 percent — 9 percentage points ahead of Trump’s 19 percent.
Asked which candidate they’d like to see drop out of the race, if anyone, more caucusgoers (25 percent) name Trump than any of his 14 rivals. And among both moderates and caucusgoers ages 44 or under, 36 percent would like him to quit, noted J. Ann Selzer, the pollster for the Iowa Poll.
It’s worth noting that 87 percent of Carson supporters responded they “could still be persuaded” to vote for a different candidate, compared to 78 percent of all Republicans and 67 percent of Trump supporters. However, Carson enjoys a whopping +72 favorability rating, while Trump’s came in at a completely pathetic-by-comparison +22.
Respondents also made it clear that they’re tired of the same old, same old:
Trump certainly isn’t “the same sort of person who has served as president for many decades.” But evidently he’s not doing it for Iowa.