Iowa State Fair Straw Poll Shows Greater GOP Strength Than 2016 & 2018
The Iowa State Fair Straw Poll conducted by the Secretary of State's Office showed that Republicans swept the field.
Senator Chuck Grassley was the favorite choice in the U.S. Senate race, garnering 59 percent of the vote compared to Mike Franken's 32 percent. And Governor Kim Reynolds received the most votes of any candidate, garnering 57 percent of the vote to her opponents' 30 percent.
These numbers show that the GOP ticket is being carried by extremely popular statewide candidates, but these numbers also show how much strength they have gained in recent years.
In 2016, Sen. Grassley lead the Iowa State Fair Straw Poll by 21 points and won re-election by 24.4 points. This year, his margin increased to 27 points in the Iowa State Fair Straw Poll.
In 2018, Gov. Reynolds won the straw poll by 10 points and won the election by 2.8 points. This year, she increased her margin in the Iowa State Fair Straw Poll to 27 points.
"Iowans know Grassley and Reynolds are the leaders they want fighting back against the Biden administration," said Republican Party of Iowa Communications Director Kollin Crompton. "The Iowa State Fair Straw Poll shows the Democrats' weakness in Iowa is only getting worse."