Former President Donald J. Trump nonetheless has an enormous lead in Iowa, in accordance with a ballot launched Monday, however Nikki Haley has surged to tie Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida for a distant second place.
Mr. Trump has the help of 43 p.c of voters prone to take part in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation Republican caucuses in January, the brand new Des Moines Register/NBC News/Mediacom poll discovered — about the identical because the 42 p.c he had in the identical ballot in August.
Mr. DeSantis and Ms. Haley, the previous governor of South Carolina and former United Nations ambassador, are tied at 16 p.c. That could be a decline of three proportion factors for Mr. DeSantis and a rise of 10 factors for Ms. Haley, pushed partly by rising help for Ms. Haley amongst impartial voters.
The ballot was carried out by J. Ann Selzer and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 proportion factors.
Behind Ms. Haley and Mr. DeSantis are Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina at 7 p.c, the entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and former Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey at 4 p.c, and Gov. Doug Burgum of North Dakota at 3 p.c. None of these candidates have moved considerably because the August ballot.
The brand new survey was carried out earlier than former Vice President Mike Pence dropped out of the race on Saturday. He had solely 2 p.c help — down from 6 p.c in August — and his supporters had been redistributed to their second-choice candidates within the remaining outcomes.