Quinnipiac Poll: Trump, Clinton tied in Iowa among likely Iowa voters

MGN Online

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) - Just 12 days from Election Day, a new poll shows a dead heat between major political party candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

A Quinnipiac poll released Thursday has Clinton and Trump each with 44 percent support, with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson gaining 4 percent support. Green Party candidate Jill Stein got 1 percent support.

Donald Trump held a slight lead in the last Quinnipiac poll when all candidates were taken into account.

Trump maintains a 47 to 46 percent lead when polled head to head against Hillary Clinton.

The two major candidate also split support among likely independent voters - each gathering 40 percent backing. Both candidates are getting 88 percent support of their respective party.

Iowa men back Trump 51 to 35 percent, while women back Clinton 52 to 37 percent.

“The dead heat in Iowa is reflected in the poll’s internals. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both are getting 88 percent of their respective party members, while independent voters are evenly divided,” Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll said.

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