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this morning on "world news now," political drama. >> donald trump's upset at the iowa caucuses. what it means for the republicans and the two remaining democrats in a dead heat. extensive political coverage ahead, live from des moines. also ahead, sarah palin's suppliesing comments about political polls and the political boost for marco rubio in the republican race. and campaign challenges for the spouses of the candidates revealing one-on-one interviews with the better halves of the presidential hopefuls. it is tuesday, february 2nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> and we do say good morning on then busy post caucus tuesday. i'm kendis gibson into and i'm reena ninan. so trump not so teflon, huh? >> not so teflon. he was very brief last night in
his conciliatory speech and man. >> we talked about this. i always feel that will iowa kind of delivers a surprise sometimes. right? the rest of america or maybe i should say new york and d.c. thinking one way. >> it is a nightmare at times for the pollsters. >> one upset on one side and the other too close to call. >> hillary clinton was once considered to be a shoo-in and ended up in a deadlock with vermont senator bernie sanders. >> despite his wide and steady lead donald trump ended up finishing in second place behind ted cruz. marco rubio is casting a stronger than expected finish in a close third place as a victory. >> let's get our coverage started right now with abc's brandi hitt who ises in des moines at this early morning hour. brandi did, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. oh, what an evening here in iowa, right? as you just mentioned abc news
projecting that ted cluz cruz will win the republican caucuses. and one of the reasons? the iowa gop is reporting record-breaking voter turnout. high turnout making for high drama in iowa. a huge win for ted cruz into tonight is a victory for courageous conservative cantives across iowa and all across this great nation. >> reporter: upsetting gop front-runner donald trump. >> we will go on to easily beat hillary or bernie or whoever the hell they throw up there. >> and marco rubio running strong. >> tonight we have taken the first step but an important step towards winning this election. >> reporter: on the democratic side, the race between hillary clinton and bernie sanders is too close to call. >> i am excited about really getting into the debate with senator sanders about the best way forward to fight for us and america. >> the people of iowa have sent a develop profound message to
the political establishment. >> reporter: the presidential hopefuls gave one final pitch at caucus sites before votes were cast. as many as 400,000 iowans expected to show up at some 2,000 locations. >> this year's really important. a lot's changed the past eight years. >> reporter: for the republicans even a third-place finish here is key giving that candidate momentum moving into new hampshire. overnight, martin o'malley and mike huckabee did suspend their campaigns with all political eyes shifting over to new hampshire already. everyone's focused on next week's an primary. reporting live in des moines, brandi hitt, abc news. back over to you. >> before you go, i was really surprised. everyone kind of said going into in that if there was overwhelming turnout, ha donald trump would fare better. what can you tell us about the turnout last night? >> that's what everybody's been talking about. they had record breaking turnout for the gop but it didn't help trump.
we're seeing all the poll numbers come in and the very conservative voters ended up going straight to ted cruz. fewer, a lower turnout than expected for the democrats and while bernie sanders got the young voters hillary clinton pulled more of the voters who said they want to continue the same policies that barack obama has been implementing over the last eight years, reena and kendis. >> quite a nail biter right there in des moines. thank you. let's dig deeper into what these results mean going forward. the new hampshire primary one week ag. >> shushannah walshe is there in des moines. start with the republicans because surprise, a deeply divided party now has twos strong alternatives we would say to donald trump. how bigging is that? >> reporter: it is quite significant. really just until recently, many in the party had resigned themselves to possibly a donald trump nominee. now there's two possible alternatives. and remember, yes, he came in
second but barely because marco rubio had that strong, came in a strong third. of course, this is from the candidate who talks all the time about winning. >> possible could trump lose new hampshire too? >> well, reena, he's always been leading in the polls in new hampshire by a wider marge than the difference here in iowa. but it's definitely possible. why in because all of the stories and the coverage out of iowa where a lot of voters are going to be paying attention to will be that he did not win here. that essentially it's a loss. that's because a lot of -- with the early states, it's a lot about the perception gained. and because donald trump talks about winning pre single day on the campaign tray, this is a loss. and new hampshire voters, well, they may be paying attention to it. >> as far as the democratic side is concerned, there was a strong showing from sanders last night. moving forward, what does this mean? >> well, it means that he has
the momentum. now, of course, the race we have not called a winner yet. there are still precincts out and votes out yet to be counted. but it's -- you have to remember that just recently, bernie sanders was trailing badly to hillary clinton and she was seen as the inevitable candidate. does that sound familiar? yes, because that's what happened in 2008. and again, it's a bad night for hillary clinton here in iowa. >> fascinating. it makes politics exciting i have to say. abc's. >> really exciting night. >> abc's deputy political director shush walsh. thanks so much for joining us. donald trump lost but even though sarah palin campaign ford him, the former republican vice presidential candidate said america needs trump because he's "going rogue all the time." she said he smeeks out what's on people's hearst and minds and even the poll from the mainstream media reflect that.
>> i think for first time i'm going to say we can believe the polls. usually i say they're only good for spripers and cross-country skiers but this time i think the polls are right. >> staying classy there. sarah palin. those polls turned out to be wrong or a lot of undecided voters decided against trump in the end. palin says she will support the nominee whoever it is. i'm curious if the fact he dropped out of the fox news debate had an impact. people were turned off by that. our coverage of the iowa caucuses does not end here. we'll be checking in with marco rubio's campaign later this next half hour. >> strippers and skiers, goods to snee. mrs. making news this morning, a news team from our san diego affiliate was injured while covering a story while reporting on fallen trees, another tree fell on the reporter and photographer. they were about to go live when the free fell. news photographer mike gold suffered a compound fracture off
his leg but was able to call 911 and the reporter marie cornell has more extensive injuries. people in the plain states are getting ready for massive snowstorm. supermarkets called in extra workers to stock shelves as shoppers got ready for the storm. most say they're not worried at least not too much and are looking forward to the day off as long as they have the right munchies. accuweather's paul williams shows the storm and its impact from denver to green bay. >> thanks, reena, kendis. a monster of a snowstorm is going to cause problems with road closures, blizzard conditions whiteouts and blowing and drifting snow. it's going to affect the folks in the denver area, sliding throughout central portions of nebraska, going into kansas, just about all of iowa and then finally culminating and crescendoing more so throughout wisconsin. not only there in the deep south, particularly along i-55, greatest rick for severe weather
and tornados. kendis, reena? >> thank you. if you prefer to get your forecast from a rodent, punxsutawney phil does his thing later in pennsylvania today. if the famed groundhog sees his shadow, legend says we'll have six more weeks of winter. if he doesn't, we can expect warmer temperatures. >> we haven't had six weeks of winter yet. we had one storm but we'll see. >> you think he's going to see his shadow. >> i get my forecast from him and the farmers almanac every year. >> we've all seen military or police dogs chasing down guys in their protective suits as part of their training. here's something like that. >> a rogue drone flying where it shouldn't be. here's a solution. eagles, they're training them to take down the drones in the netherlands. look at that. >> wait for it. i missed the capture. dutch police say the eagles are tough p see a drone as prey and catch it and take it to a safe
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. updating our top story, there's no clear winner yet in the democratic race at this year's iowa caucuses. vermont senator bernie sanders and hillary clinton deadlocked at 50/50. and an upset on the republican side. donald trump who had been enjoying a clear and steady lead in the polls recently finished second by just 4 percentage points behind senator ted cruz and florida senator marco rubio seen there finished in third
place just 1 point behind trump. >> in some ways marco rubio is the big republican winner this morning. he did better than the polls predicted while avoiding trump's scorched earth criticism. >> that puts wings under his wings. we cover the rubio campaign. good morning, inez. >> hey, that's right, guys. so big, big night for marco rubio tonight. he came in third. we suspected he would come in third but this was such a close race, he basically tied donald trump. the latest polls had him at a distant third. this did come as a bit i've surprise. i'll let you listen to what the campaign was billing as marco rubio's speech. >> so this is the moment they said would never happen. for months, for months they told us we had no chance. for months, they told us because we offered too much optimism in a time of anger we had no chance. they told me that we have no
chance because my hair wasn't gray enough and my boots were too high. >> he also congratulated ted cruz who won iowa and rubio thanked his iowa supporters >> i am grateful to you, iowa. you believed in me when others didn't think this night would be possible. >> reporter: and with the campaign really wanted out of iowa was momentum, not necessarily a first-place finish but momentum or marco men tum as they're calling it and tonight's close third-place finish will certainly help with that. reena, kendis. >> inness, thank you. thank you to so many of our campaign embeds who have done such a great job. has anybody lost new hampshire and iowa and still gone on to get account nominationing? >> new hampshire and iowa. >> apparently in 1972, mcgovern lost both new hampshire and iowa and didn't win till april in wisconsin primary and he went on to win the party's nomination. >> so you're saying this morning that there's hope for gilmore?
who lost last night. >> that's not what i'm saying. >> hope springs eternal for a lot of people. >> too critical of campaigns. be clear to see what happens for new hampshire next week and south carolina following quickly. >> nevada. coming up in our next half hour, more coverage of the iowa caucuses, the neck and neck race between hillary clinton and bernie sands. the democratic contenders tough fight in the battleground states and their strategy as all eyes now it urn to new hampshire. >> first the running mates, the candidates' spouses and the roles they play in the campaign race opening up about the people they fell in love with years ago. you're watching "world news now."
world you love him ♪ ♪ he's given all the love he can ♪ >> good one. >> yep. you know you've heard them in the debates and sound bites and ads but to really get to know the presidential candidates, you should probably ask their better halves. >> the supporters who probably know them best. abc's linsey davis caught up with the lifelong running mates. >> it's been said you can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep. >> i was so impressed with her work ethic, with her tenacity. >> reporter: so perhaps the best way to get a sense of who the presidential candidates are -- >> he's so passionate and compassionate and lots of fun. >> reporter: is to talk to the people who likely know them best. their spouse or collectively their spice. >> don't worry, you've got my vote. that was the first words i spoke to bernie. >> i remember meeting him and
him saying he was randy paul. i think it was probably our fourth or fifth date. i started calling him rand. and he liked it. >> reporter: they've seen them at their best. >> the first time when he operated on a baby in the womb, that was incredible. >> reporter: and stood by them in their deepest despair. for carly and frank fiorina, that meant enduring the loss of a 34-year-old daughter to drug addiction. >> it was just a bad year. carly had cancer. 11 operations. chemo. radiation. but when laury died, you know it, makes everything else in life pale in comparison. >> reporter: people seem to either love or hate ted cruz. why do you think that he's so polarizing. > if you are not in there trying to fix the problem, you don't like the problem fixer. >> reporter: for the people who just see chris christie and want to say he's a name caller, he's brash, he lacks self-control.
how would you help them to see your husband as more presidential? >> the handful of name calling that has been caught on video sometimes, there was always a purpose to that. >> you have a big saying who the nominee is. >> he's not a great cocktail party conservationist. that can come off as being perhaps prickly or aloof. he would much rather sit down and have more one-on-one or substantive conversation. >> so while the candidates now woo america, hair spouses fondly remember their own courtship and share their partner's greatest asset. >> his steadfastness. >> patience. >> sinceritity. >> other brain and ethics. >> his optimism. >> his smile. >> his greatest as sit. >> me. >> lynn day davis, abc news, new york. >> i love that. we learned so much including that mrs. paul is responsible for rand being known as rand.
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a little touch is all it takes. k-y touch. all right, folks. time now for "the mix." you know it's a dead heat in the iowa with the hillary clinton and bernie sanders. she won one of the little areas based on a coin toss. >> what? >> yeah. apparently down there florida precinct 70, they were trying to break a 61-61 split at the caucus and univision reporting that they did a coin toss. apparently caucus rules allow for a coin to be flipped to decide the vote in case of a tie like this. so the coin landed heads down. that means it was in favor of clinton. this took place at the weeks middle school gymnasium. >> this is 2016 in america. >> it could have ever been a shoot-out. >> that's true. back 100 years ago. no doubt. so take a look at this. speak of politics, one kid has been trying to take selfies with
all the candidates. awkward one with marco rubio there. here he is with jeb bush. so his goal he said was to try to take selfies with everybody. his one holdout was ted cruz. here is what he did. he pretended to be proposing to his friend. he had a t-shirt and he had his female companion. he got down on one knee and proposed and then he scored the selfie with ted cruz. >> that was the selfie after the proposal. there's marco rubio. it was with ted cruz. >> with him and his friend and ted cruz. >> was cruz upset he came over and got the selfie? >> ted didn't know. >> okay. okay. got to do what you got to do to get those. the collection. >> exactly. we do love our broadway here in new york, don't we? >> some do, yes. >> an unusual scene took place at the broadway, a view from the bridge. apparently they have seating on stage where the actors are and one man saw actor russell toby,
there you see him there. >> gorgeous guy. did you know he had gorgeous abs. takes off his shirt in one of the scenes and the guy on stage, the audience member passes out after seeing this image. they had to call for a doctor. they asked is anyone in the house a doctor. three people tried to help the guy. apparently this audience member apologized in a tweet on sunday to toby saying i'm sorry if i disrupted the performance. >> the only brob is they tried to give russell toe have i mouth to mouth resuscitation. he was fine. it was the other guy. >> take a look at this porcupine that was just so cool. thinks he's a dog. facebook page. two of his best friends are some bulldogs there and many of his owners say that he kind of walks around and thinks he's a dog. >> my gosh. >> never had any trouble with canine friends before. >> i guess they don't try to hug him because that would hurt. >> that would hurt.
this morning on "world news now," campaign surprises from iowa. the humbling moment for donald trump. the big shift for the republicans, and the drama from the democrats. >> speaking of the democrats and hillary clinton delivering a victory speech when the race was too close to call? we're live in des moines with extensive political coverage. >> and new this half hour, prospective jurors got a big surprise. >> they got notices to phone in for duty but the number was not for the courthouse. they were in for an x rated call. >> uh-oh. later in "the skinny" from a group date to a memorable cocktail party. it was an unforgettable night on "is the bachelor." our senior analyst is here with his exclusive kiss count on this tuesday, february 2nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."