MIAMI — Some Republicans have wondered how Donald Trump would react when, finally, he did not lead in a poll.
That question was answered Friday during a rally at the businessman’s golf course and resort in Miami, Trump National Doral. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, Trump did not take the news quietly.
After 100 straight days atop the national polls, Trump got his first taste of electoral adversity this week when retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson surged to the top in Iowa. Carson led Trump by nine points in a Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll released Friday, and by eight points in a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.
Trump couldn’t quite believe it.
“I love Iowa, and I honestly believe those polls are wrong,” he said. “I’m a Presbyterian, I’m a great Christian.”
Later, Trump questioned the motives of the pollsters themselves, although he has touted polling by the same outlets in the past.
“Those pollsters do not like me,” he said.
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