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How much do you want Donald Trump to win the US election? Poll of the week

Former US president Donald Trump has started an electoral journey that he hopes will take him back to the White House, but do you want him there?

Yahoo UK's poll of the week lets you vote and indicate your strength of feeling on one of the week's hot topics. After 72 hours the poll closes and, each Friday, we'll publish and analyse the results, giving readers the chance to see how polarising a topic has become and if their view chimes with other Yahoo UK readers.

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump appears at a caucus night party in Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Republican candidate and former US president Donald Trump after winning the vote in Iowa. (AP Photo)

Donald Trump has romped home to a largely expected win in the first Republican contest to find a US presidential candidate.

The former president secured an overwhelming victory in the Iowa caucuses on Monday evening, winning 51% of the vote. He easily beat off competition from Florida governor Ron DeSantis, who narrowly finished second, and former UN ambassador Nikki Haley. Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy dropped out of the race and gave his endorsement to Trump.

While the margin of victory was dominant, the turnout in Iowa is expected to be confirmed as the lowest for 24 years, thanks largely to below freezing temperatures and a snowstorm. The final turnout is expected to have been about 110,000, according to the New York Times, well below the 187,000 Republicans who turned out in 2016, when Trump picked up 45,427 votes to finish a close second behind Ted Cruz.

Nonetheless, Trump remains the red hot favourite to be the Republican candidate going up against incumbent Democrat president Joe Biden in November's election, despite a series of ongoing legal battles.

Trump is facing four separate charges; he is accused over hush-money payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels; of mishandling classified documents; of attempting to defraud the American people and overturn the 2020 presidential election results; and of trying to overturn the 2020 election result in Georgia.

In addition, two states - Maine and Colorado - have declared Trump ineligible to run for president because of his actions on the day of the riot at the Capitol on 6 January 2021.

Come back on Friday to read the results and analysis.

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