WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – ITR Foundation (formerly TEF Iowa) released its inaugural poll conducted on Friday. The poll reveals that 54 percent of Iowans think the state is headed in the right direction but are pessimistic about their economic outlook. They also believe their income and property taxes are too high.
Also, 58 percent of Iowa voters disapprove of President Joe Biden’s performance in office. Only 40 percent of Iowa voters approve of his job performance after nine months in office. According to this poll, if former President Donald Trump were to run again, Trump would defeat Biden 54.1 percent to 40.5 percent.
The poll was conducted by Cygnal on October 18-19, 2021, with a sample size of 600 Iowa voters. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 4.0 percent.
President Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending plan fares even worse. Almost 60 percent of Iowans oppose the proposed $3.5 trillion spending bill the Democrats have pushed, while only 34 percent support it.
The poll has good news for Republicans Gov. Kim Reynolds and U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley. The governor receives strong marks, with 57 percent of Iowans holding a favorable impression of her and 53 percent saying she deserves re-election next year. Grassley has a 53 percent favorability rating, and the senator would easily defeat Abby Finkenaur 55.2 percent to 38.6 percent if the election were held today.
by Iowa Torch | October 27, 2021