WTVO/WQRF - The battle for Iowa is considered a major one for the 2016 Presidential Election and one candidate may have the early nod.
A new poll by Quinnipiac University says 45% of registered voters in the Hawkeye State would back Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) if he wins the republican nomination. The fictional race saw him defeat democratic front runner Hillary Clinton.
Researchers suggest the race could truly be a battle of the sexes.
"There is a large gender gap as women back Clinton... while men back Christie."
At stake in Iowa are six electoral votes and is a swing state that's crucial to any candidate's chances at winning the election. Both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama won Iowa on their way to the White House.