Trump: The Biggest Winner Ever

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( – Trump managed to win the Iowa caucuses on Monday night with 51 percent while the second-place candidate Florida Governor Ron DeSantis lost to Trump by over 30 percentage points.

With this recent success, Trump has become the biggest winner in the first-in-the-nation event in the Republican primary race. The Iowa caucus had first started in 1976. The previous record in the state for the largest margin of victory had occurred in 1988 when Bob Dole won over Rev. Pat Robertson with 37 percent over 24 percent. President George H.W. Bush, who became the party’s eventual nominee, had placed third in Iowa with 18 percent during that contest.

However, Trump’s victory in the state has shown that to win there was a need for a new coalition which Trump had clearly managed to use in his favor in order to win.

In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, following the victory Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., shared that Trump’s success had once again shown how he had changed the Republican base and how the GOP had turned into a working-class party now. He added that this was something the Republicans in Washington, D.C. needed to figure out.

Sioux City Republican leader Bill Keetell had previously made a similar statement when he had argued that this was “not your father’s Republican Party.”

Trump won 65 percent of caucusgoers without a college degree, as well as the majority of evangelical Christian voters in Warren, Lyon, and Sioux which are strong evangelical bases. Overall, he managed to win 53 percent of the votes from evangelical voters, and 61 percent of the votes of those who define themselves as “very conservative.”

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