Who won Iowa caucuses 2016 last night: Sanders wins Democrats, Cruz wins Republican poll, results

Who won Iowa caucuses 2016 last night: Sanders wins Democrats, Cruz wins Republican poll, results

Who won Iowa caucuses 2016 last night: Sanders wins Democrats, Cruz wins Republican poll, results

Iowa caucuses results are out and this has sent Donald Trump’s camp into spanner. Donald Trump who was being shown as the favorite to win the highest support from Republican caucus goers, got at least four percent less votes than his closest competitor Ted Cruz.

To be true Republican supporters looked divided as they had so many choices on the platter. At least a dozen candidates are trying to win support from Republican supporters.

The extent of fragmentation of Republican supporters can be gauged from the fact that Ted Cruz got 28 percent support, Donald Trump 24 percent, Marco Rubio also 24 percent, Carson over 9 percent votes, Rand Paul 5 percent and Bush just over 2 percent support from Republican fans.

This was a sort of shock for Donald Trump whose high decibel campaign seems to have made it look as if he was on track to win the caucuses in Iowa with substantial difference. But the opposite happened and he came second and got just a few more votes than Rubio. Even Fiornia got close to 2 percent votes. She and Kasich received both got 1.9 percent votes from caucus goers.

On the other hand Bernie Sanders stumped Hillary Clinton by his strong show. Both got 50 percent votes from Democratic caucus goers in Iowa. Nonetheless Hillary Clinton announced his victory in the state. “Hillary Clinton has won the Iowa Caucus…After thorough reporting — and analysis — of results, there is no uncertainty and Secretary Clinton has clearly won the most national and state delegates” the Clinton campaign said.

Nonetheless the state party was non-committal in this regard. “The results tonight are the closest in Iowa Democratic caucus history…We will report that final precinct when we have confirmed those results with the chair” Iowa party chairman Andy McGuire said. One thing is clear after Monday night’s Iowa caucuses: there’s a long, volatile election season ahead before two deeply fractured parties can unite behind a nominee.
A report while talking about Republican results in Iowa says, “Republican Ted Cruz bested Donald Trump, raising questions about the billionaire’s reliance on his celebrity instead of traditional political organization. And Marco Rubio’s stronger-than-expected showing could mark him as the establishment’s best hope against a grassroots revolt in next week’s New Hampshire primary and beyond…Cruz’s victory sets him up as a formidable force in delegate-rich, Southern states to come and offers movement conservatives hope that one of their own can become the Republican nominee for the first time since Ronald Reagan”.

Cruz who won a hard earned win went on attack immediately after the results came out. “Iowa has sent notice that the Republican nominee and the next President of the United States will not be chosen by the media, will not be chosen by the Washington establishment…It is breathtaking to see what happens when so many Americans stand up and decide they’re fed up with what happens in Washington and they want something different. They want a leader they can trust, they want a leader that stands for them against the corruption of Washington” Cruz said later.

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