Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump brought out his wife and daughter to help his family man image as he urged supporters in Iowa to pick him in Monday’s caucuses.
The state is kicking off the US presidential primary season with both Republican and Democratic parties deciding on their presidential nominees.
Trumps daughter is obviously backing her dad.
“He’s a man I have stood by his side for the last ten years and see him make deals that nobody else could get done and that’s what this country needs.”
Democratic front runner Hilary Clinton also played the family card rolling out daughter Chelsea in this very conservative of states:
“I have a 16-month old daughter Charlotte and I have her little brother or sister on the way. And I am just overwhelmed with the sense of responsibility that the next person who will be our president will now lead the country that my children will grow up in.”
However the final Iowa poll before the vote only gives Hillary Clinton only a slim three percentage point lead over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the Democratic race, which puts Sanders in position for a potential upset. (Clinton is on 45% while Sanders is on 42%)
Meanwhile Trump’s nearest rival Ted Cruz is on 23%, that’s five percentage points behind billionaire Trump who is on 28%.
Eleven Republicans and three Democrats are campaigning in Iowa for their parties’ nominations, but much of the focus has been on the fight between Cruz and Trump and their uneasy relationship with the Republican establishment.
Whoever wins in Iowa analysts see the vote as setting the tone in the race for the November 8 presidential election. Essentially, pundits, strategists, candidates and people will be using the Iowa caucuses’ results as a litmus test to see how the nation responds to candidates and to set the stage and build momentum for the first primary held in New Hampshire about a week later. It is also a chance for voters and the media to see if the results measure up to their expectations.
While social media is being used by all candidates, voter fatigue is already setting in: