Donald Trump has a large polling lead over fellow GOP candidates Nikki Haley and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) going into Monday’s caucuses, but history indicates that may not be a good omen for the former president. Here is a look at how winners of the Iowa Republican presidential caucuses have fared in the rest of the primaries.
2016: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Cruz defeated a crowded Republican primary field to win the Iowa caucuses in 2016, with longtime polling front-runner Trump finishing second behind the Texas senator. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) had a surprising third-place finish in the race, coming close behind Trump and Cruz.
The upset of Trump