This Week’s Trivia Question
Here is the latest Quinnipiac Poll of Republicans in Iowa: Donald Trump in first place, followed by an apparently surging Ted Cruz and a falling Ben Carson. In fourth place is Marco Rubio, the only other candidate in double digits. They are followed by, in order, Rand Paul (5th), Jeb Bush (6th), Carly Fiorina (7th), Chris Christie/Mike Huckabee/Rick Santorum (all tied for 8th), John Kasich (11th), and three candidates who don’t even poll one percent: Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham and George Pataki.
On the Democratic side, the order is Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley.
This week’s question: Since 1976, what candidate, of either party, finished the lowest in Iowa and went on to win the nomination?
Submit your answer in the box below. We’ll pick a winner at random from the bunch. The winner will get a fabulous Political Junkie button. And don’t forget to sign up for our Political Junkie newsletter. You’ll get all the latest from Team PJ every issue.
The answer? Herbert Hoover. His mother, Hulda Randall Minthorn, was born May 4, 1848 in Ontario, Canada.
The randomly-selected winner is Dewie Gaul of Sioux City, Iowa. Dewie gets the coveted Political Junkie button.