They love Hillary in Iowa.

Iowa Democrats love Hillary.
Photo by Barbara Kinney for Hillary for America

IN IOWA, Democrats give Hillary Clinton a very early and large lead. Probable Iowa caucus goers also give Hillary an 83 to 11 favorability.

Quinnipiac results, “What Trouble.”

With 60 percent of the vote among Iowa likely Democratic Caucus participants, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has an early lock on the first-in-the-nation presidential test, apparently undamaged by a nationwide flood of negative publicity, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

[…] Iowa Democrats say 76 – 17 percent that Clinton is honest and trustworthy, with Biden at 84 – 10 percent.

“One thing is obvious about Iowa Democratic Caucus participants: They are loyal as the day is long, at least when it comes to Hillary Clinton,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. “The former secretary of state has taken a major pounding in the news media and from her political opponents over her e-mail and family foundation. So far these criticisms have had absolutely no effect on her standing among Iowa Democrats.

Senator Bernie Sanders is second, getting a bump from his announcement.

Inside the poll, “Four in 10 Iowa likely Democratic Caucus participants aren’t convinced about Clinton,” but that’s not a bad thing.

Clinton needs to be made to work for every vote, because when she’s pressed to make her case that’s when she soars.