Poll king Trump faces Iowa reality check

During a six-month campaign, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has slapped aside conventional political wisdom, blustering and brawling his way to a lead over his rivalsPoll-leading showman Donald Trump faces the first test of his meteoric political career on February 1, when voting to elect a new US president begins. In just over a week, around 120,000 Iowa Republicans will have the first word on their party’s White House nominee. “Trumpism” is “a toxic mix of demagoguery and nonsense,” said former Texas governor Rick Perry, before crashing out of the Republican race as one of the billionaire’s first political fatalities.

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