A Monmouth University poll released Thursday shows incumbent GOP President Donald Trump has taken a decisive lead over Democrat candidate former Vice President Joe Biden in the battleground state of Iowa.
Trump, at 50 percent, leads Biden’s 44 percent.
Trump’s support level has increased since the last Monmouth survey of Iowa when he led Biden by just three percent, 48 percent to 45 percent.
“Trump’s overall voter support has broadened slightly while Biden’s has held steady,” Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, said.
Trump won in Iowa in 2016, after now former President Barack Obama and his vice president, Biden, won it in both 2008 and 2012.