Nineteen of the 23 Democratic presidential candidates descended on Iowa this weekend, each one looking for a way to stand out from the pack. "And when top-line details of the polling leaked, including numbers showing the president lagging in a cluster of critical Rust Belt states, Mr Trump instructed aides to say publicly that other data showed him doing well". "The others have much more energy", he continued, calling Biden "a dummy".
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders talks with reporters outside the White House, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Washington.
About 60% of likely caucus attendees said being gay made no difference in a candidate's ability to successfully square off with Trump in the general election, while 25% saw it as a disadvantage and 4% believed it could be an advantage.
The poll included 433 who said they plan to participate in-person and 167 said they planned to participate virtually. Many of those attending used it as an early test of their ability to turn out supporters, a key factor in the caucuses now less than eight months away.
California Sen. Kamala Harris, who trails in fifth, last week called herself "absolutely opposed" to maintaining the Hyde Amendment, but she avoided criticizing Biden on abortion in Sunday's speech. Even in national polls - even the best, honest, and most accurate of polls - are only a "snapshot" of public opinion on the day the questions are asked.
The survey, conducted by Des Moines-based Selzer & Co.
"From voters I've spoken to, they're not at all concerned about it".
It's 17 months until the 2020 US presidential election, but Tuesday in Iowa might feel like voting is near, with Republican President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, the leading Democrat seeking to oust him, holding rallies in the midwestern farm state.