Iowans Seek Protection From Taxes and Foreign Influence; Prefer Trump Over Biden

The most recent Iowans for Tax Relief Foundation Poll, conducted by Cygnal, shows a majority of Iowans believe our country is headed in the wrong direction. More than two-thirds (68.2%) of those surveyed believe the United States is off on the wrong track, including an overwhelming majority of Republicans (92%) and Independents (72%).  President Joe Biden was similarly unpopular, with a strong majority of Iowans (64.7%) holding an unfavorable opinion of the president.

Looking ahead to the 2024 presidential election, a potential rematch of the 2020 race showed Donald Trump (49.2%) was preferred over Joe Biden (40.0%).  Similarly, the generic Republican candidate (49.9%) holds a lead over the generic Democratic candidate (37.6%) in this year’s Congressional contests.  Interestingly, Congressional voters now identify illegal immigration and the border as their top issue.

State-level policy questions identified broad support (67.8%) for a constitutional amendment requiring a supermajority vote to raise taxes.  Additionally, more than three-quarters of those surveyed (76.0%) support placing additional limitations on foreign ownership of land in Iowa.  Both of those policy questions were supported by a majority of Republican, Democrat, and Independent voters.

(Complete poll results are available for download below)

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ITR Foundation Poll Methodology:

This probabilistic survey was conducted September 12-13, 2024, with 600 likely general election voters. It has a margin of error of ±3.92%. Known registered voters were interviewed via IVR and SMS. This survey was weighted to a likely general election voter universe.

About The Firm:

Cygnal is an award-winning international polling, public opinion, and predictive analytics firm that pioneered multi-mode polling, text-to-web collection, and emotive analysis. Cygnal consistently ranks as the most accurate firm, and clients rely on Cygnal’s ability to create intelligence for action. Its team members have worked in 48 states and multiple countries on more than 2,700 corporate, public affairs, and political campaigns.

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