Trump: ‘I Don’t Believe’ I’m Really Behind Carson in Iowa Polling

In an appearance on the so-called “pancakes and politics” town hall series from New Hampshire and broadcasted on NBC’s “Today,” Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump dismissed recent polling that suggested he had fallen behind in the early primary state of Iowa.

Trump told NBC’s Matt Lauer that he considered those polls to be outliers and that he still draws huge crowds in the Hawkeye state.

“I don’t believe I have fallen behind,” he replied. “It was one poll, a second poll, small poll and I was in Iowa three days ago,” Trumps said. “We had a town hall that was packed. There were thousands of people standing outside.”

Trump took aim at The Des Moines Register, which conducted one of the polls that showed Trump falling from his summer highs, and he went on to reiterated he considers himself to be the front-runner.

“The Des Moines Register is a terrible paper as far as I’m concerned,” he explained. “It really is. Very liberal paper, by the way. I believe — and I’ve been winning in Iowa. And by the way, I have other polls in Iowa that say I am winning. This is two small polls. And all over the country, I am winning by massive numbers. But I will say I think I’m winning in Iowa. I think I’m doing really well with evangelicals, with Tea Party, with everything else. We’ll see what happens — but that was the only on where I had a slight not lead.”

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