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Scott Walker used to be in 1st place in Iowa. Now he's in 10th.

Back in July, Scott Walker led the Republican presidential pack in Iowa by a solid eight percentage points. Now, the Wisconsin governor is way back in 10th place in the Hawkeye State, which will hold its first-in-the-nation caucuses on Feb. 1, 2016. Those numbers come from a new Quinnipiac University poll released Friday, which shows that Walker's support in Iowa has fallen from a pack-leading 18 percent in July to 3 percent today.

Donald Trump leads in the new poll, with the support of 27 percent of Iowa's Republican voters. Ben Carson follows with 21 percent, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is in third with 9 percent. Behind them are former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 6 percent, and Carly Fiorina, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio with 5 percent apiece.

Time notes that although Walker's support in Iowa has taken a big hit, he is still "viewed overwhelmingly positively by likely Iowa caucus-goers, with a 62 percent favorability, an indication that his support could rebound."

The Quinnipiac poll, conducted between August 27 and September 8 among 1,038 likely Iowa Republican caucus participants, has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.