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Trump Breaks Record for Biggest Win in History of Iowa Republican Caucuses

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Donald Trump achieved the largest margin of victory in the history of contested Iowa Republican caucuses, with a 51 percent vote share, more than doubling the previous record.

The victory also marks the highest vote share in Iowa Republican caucus history.

This decisive win demonstrates significant support for Trump within the Republican grassroots as the focus shifts to New Hampshire. (Trending: 2024 Miss America Winner Crowned)

The previous record was set by in 1972 by former President George Bush who won with 41 percent, according to data from the Des Moines Public Library.

It only took 30 minutes into the race for major media outlets to call the race in Trump’s favor. This included the Associated Press, CNN, and other major outlets.

In 2016, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Cruz beat Trump by 3.3 percent:

• Cruz: 27.6 percent
• Trump 24.3 percent

Here is a breakdown of the top two performing Republicans in every Iowa caucus going back to Dole’s record-setting year in 1988:

2012: Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) and former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) Tie:
• Santorum: 24.6 percent
• Romney: 24.6 percent

2008: Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) Beats Romney by 9.2 Percent:
• Huckabee: 34.4 percent
• Romney: 25.2 percent

2000: Former President George Bush Beats Forbes Editor-in-Chief Steve Forbes by 9 Percent:
• Bush: 41 percent
• Forbes 30 percent

1996: Dole Beats Presidential Consultant Pat Buchanan by 3 Percent:
• Dole: 26 percent
• Buchanan: 23 percent

1988: Dole Beats Televangelist Pat Robertson by 12.8 percent:
• Dole took roughly 37 percent of the vote that year.

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