A poll of 422 Republicans who are likely to vote in the Iowa caucus shows Donald Trump jumping ahead of Sen. Ted Cruz, 34 percent to 28 percent.
That five-point advantage is on the edge of the poll’s five-point margin of error, but it is a better result for Trump than a prior Fox News poll, released Jan. 8, which showed Cruz at 27 percent and Trump at 23 percent.
It’s also better for Trump than a Dec. 7 poll by Monmouth University, which reported that Cruz had 24 percent, and Trump had just 19 percent.
The poll also showed that Ben Carson had 9 percent support in Iowa. Sen, Marco Rubio and Gov. Chris Christie were stuck at 5 percent, while Gov. Jeb Bush was only at 4 percent.
One extra question asked respondents if they believe there should be a moratorium on “Muslim immigration.” Eighty-two percent of Republicans said they would favor a moratorium.
A simultaneous poll of 461 Democrats by Gravis showed that Hillary Clinton was way ahead of rival Sen. Bernie Sanders, 57 percent to 36 percent.