Trump Is In Trouble – Will He Lose Iowa?

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

In Iowa, a state that Donald Trump won in both the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, his popularity appears to have dropped according to a new poll.

The Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll released Wednesday showed that 52% of Iowans had a “very unfavorable” or “mostly unfavorable,” view of Trump. While this might appear high, it is only one point shy of the rate he won the state in 2020 with (53.2%). At the time Biden had secured 45% of the state’s votes.

Only last month a similar poll showed that those who viewed Trump unfavorably were around 45%. This shows a large decrease in Trump’s popularity in the state.

Biden’s numbers have not fluctuated at all, as in both the September and October polls it appeared that around 37% of Iowans had a favorable opinion of the President. Around 61% viewed the President unfavorably.

In terms of the “very unfavorably” characterization, Biden is viewed that way by 46% of Iowans, while Trump is viewed that way by 41%.

However, along partisan lines, the rates change greatly, as Republicans in the state have a favorable view of Trump, with the rate of support being 91%.

Only 7 percent of Republicans view Trump unfavorably, while 2% remain unsure.
In contrast, 99% of Democrats say they view Trump unfavorably.