Keep in mind this time last year nearly every political forecaster predicted Jeb Bush would be the leading GOP nominee going into the Iowa Caucus, never thinking his campaign would be drifting aimlessly in single-digit polling numbers among a crowed debate stage. Neither did any astrologer predict the rise of Donald Trump whose unorthodox campaign would come to utterly dominate the polls and set the agenda of the Republican presidential race.
Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa (December 11, 2015)
Eleven candidates are still vying for the GOP nomination, and political experts are expecting a record GOP turnout at the Iowa caucuses. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are neck-in-neck in the Iowa polls and are the consensus favorites among political insiders in the state. Ted Cruz is the Las Vegas oddsmaker’s favorite to win Iowa as more experts believe that Trump’s ardent and angry “fed up…
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