Cruz Trumps The Donald In Iowa

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The results of the Iowa caucus are in and Donald Trump has finished second place, securing only 24% of the vote compared to Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s 28%. Perhaps more worryingly for the Donald he was almost knocked into third place by Marco Rubio who went home with 23% of the vote. There’ll be tears at Trump Towers this morning…
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The outcome of the Democratic race remains unclear, with Hilary Clinton declaring herself winner despite opponent Bernie Sanders claiming a tie. Votes are still being counted and the race was too close to call at midnight local time. Updates to follow…

UPDATE: Hillary wins by 0.5 points.




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