Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the leaders in the results of the final poll from the Des Moines Register prior to the Iowa caucus. The poll is historically a good indicator of who will win the vote.
Donald Trump has muscled ahead in Iowa, regaining his lead on the brink of the first votes being cast in the 2016 presidential race.
Trump stands at 28 percent, while rival Ted Cruz has slid to 23 percent. But there’s still a strong case for Cruz in this race — he’s more popular and respected than Trump, the final Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll shows.
As for the Democrats, Hillary edged out Bernie, but not by very much. Independents do seem to be breaking for Trump and Bernie in a way they simply aren't for other candidates.
The hurdles still to be faced are easy to identify. Any shift in the candidates on the R side could prove catastrophic for winner and overall front-runner Trump, who does not poll well as a second choice. And for Hillary, there's the matter of staying out of prison.
Still, while nothing is over until it is over, this is a very strong indicator of what the results will be like in a couple of days.