- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 11, 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a virtual dead heat in Iowa, which has supported Democrats in six out of the last seven presidential elections, according to a poll released Thursday.

Mr. Trump was at 41 percent support and Mrs. Clinton was at 40 percent in a head-to-head matchup with 17 percent undecided, according to the Suffolk University poll of likely voters conducted Monday through Wednesday.

In a four-way contest, Mr. Trump led Mrs. Clinton by one point, 37 percent to 36 percent, with Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson at 6 percent and Green Party nominee Jill Stein at 3 percent, with 17 percent still undecided. 

Mrs. Clinton, who campaigned in Des Moines on Wednesday, is still struggling with trustworthiness, according to the poll. Sixty-two percent said she is not honest and trustworthy, compared to 29 percent who said she is.

Meanwhile, 55 percent said Mr. Trump is not honest and trustworthy, compared to 34 percent who say he is.

In the state’s U.S. Senate contest, incumbent GOP Sen. Charles E. Grassley held a 10-point, 52 percent to 42 percent advantage over Democrat Patty Judge.

Republican President George W. Bush carried Iowa in 2004 before President Obama won the state in 2008 and 2012.


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