Political "outsiders" Donald Trump and Ted Cruz secured the top two spots in the Republican Iowa caucuses on Monday night. Overall, candidates considered outsiders took 65 percent of the Iowa vote, while more establishment-oriented politicians took 32 percent.

Along with Cruz, Ben Carson and Rand Paul — also considered outsider — out-performed their polling position in the late polls of the race. Carly Fiorina was unable to pull ahead of her polling position, and Trump fell significantly short of expectations.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) was by far the leading "insider" Monday night, beating every late poll and nearly passing Trump for second place. And as he over-performed, just about every other candidate for the establishment lane in the GOP primary under-performed.