Iowa poll

Register poll: Two-thirds of Iowans are confident COVID-19 will continue to wane

BY: - June 21, 2021

Two-thirds of Iowans are confident the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to decline, a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll found, even as vaccination rates hover below 50%. The Iowa Poll, conducted in mid-June by Selzer & Co., found that 66% of Iowans are confident that COVID-19 will continue to wane in the state. Over a quarter […]

Poll: More older Iowans plan on voting absentee for general election

BY: - September 15, 2020

More Iowans over 50 are planning on voting early for the upcoming general election compared to 2016, according to a poll released by AARP. The poll also shows President Donald Trump and Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst with narrow leads over their Democratic challenges among Iowa likely voters. The poll, which surveyed Iowans between Aug. 30 […]


Lack of Iowa Poll is disappointing but not a conspiracy

BY: - February 3, 2020

I have a lapel pin that looks like a tiny newspaper front page with the headline:  “Dewey defeats Truman.” Of course, we know from history that Harry Truman won the presidency in 1948, not Thomas Dewey.  I think about that premature headline on big election days as a simple reminder:  Don’t make stupid predictions. Going […]

Bernie Sanders leads Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll

BY: - January 10, 2020

In a tight race, Bernie Sanders edged out ahead of the other top Democratic presidential candidates, narrowly leading them for the highest support among likely Iowa caucusgoers, according to the latest Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll released Friday evening. Since the 2016 Iowa caucus cycle, Sanders has maintained steady support in Iowa. Poll results show […]