After trailing Texas senator Ted Cruz in the polls during much of December, real estate mogul Donald Trump is back on top and favored slightly to win the Republican Party’s first voting contest tonight in the state of Iowa. Several indicators are pointing to why the reality television star could pull off what many political observers thought was impossible when he first started his campaign last summer.
Despite such favorable elements in his favor, the normally reassured businessman has declined to predict he will win in Iowa. Interviewed by NBC, the Republican front-runner refused to guarantee a victory. “No, I can’t do that,” Trump said. “We’ve had the biggest crowds, bigger than anybody. I just don’t know. I can’t tell you that I think so.”
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A writer, television producer, and cybersecurity consultant, Matthew Sheffield is a Bold contributor. He currently is a producer and reporter at The Hill's video division, Hill.TV.