Beto O'Rourke losing support in Iowa
Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke on Sunday morning dismissed a just-released Iowa Poll that shows him with just 2 percent support in the first-in-the-nation caucus state. The former Texas congressman dropped from being the first choice of 11 percent of Iowa Democrats in December to being the first choice for 2 percent this month.It appears that he has not been able to duplicate his efforts against Ted Cruz. In that race, he was getting massive funding from out of state liberals who hate Cruz. This time he is running against other liberals and not getting the same enthusiastic support. He is not polling that great in Texas this time either.
"I don't know that this many months out from the caucuses in Iowa these polls really indicate what our prospects are," O'Rourke told George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week."
"If I relied on polls, in any race I've run, I never would have served in the U.S. Congress, never would have taken on Ted Cruz. Never would have been able to lead the largest grassroots effort in the state of Texas," he added.
O'Rourke has struggled to find the same support in early voting states and nationwide that he saw in his popular but ultimately unsuccessful Senate race against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).