Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas gestures as he takes questions from members of the media during a news conference with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, about the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the U.S., during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is the new leader in the latest Iowa polling.

Sunday, December 13, 2015 – 03:00 p.m.

The media, political class, political establishment is all lathered-up again over the new GOP flavor of the month in Iowa.

In Iowa, so far it’s been Donald Trump and Ben Carson and possibly a couple others, like Jeb Bush, early on. Even Carly Fiorina was a party darling for a glimmer of a moment.

Now it’s Ted Cruz.

Yes, Cruz is the man to run Billionaire Businessman Donald Trump into the ground. After all, Iowa is a great predictor of things to come. Remember, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum? The two men are two winners in recent Hawkeye state GOP primary campaigns.

At last report, I don’t recall the title of president being added to their names.

Trump has been ebbing and flowing throughout the primary campaign season. But he’s never lost his lead national, which is hovering in the polls at about 30%. A number that’s far ahead of his closet rival.

He’s always polled at first or second in Iowa and has a commanding leading in New Hampshire.

In the latest Real Clear Politics average of recent national polls, Trump sits at 29.8%. That’s a lead of 13.1% over Cruz.

Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (13.8%) and Retired Pediatric Neurosurgeon Ben Carson (13.2%) round out the top-tier.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush leads the cellar dwellers at 4.2%. That makes nine of the thirteen contenders below the five-percent level.

At this point 56.1% of voters are picking perceived non-political insiders.