Last updated on November 2, 2020
Here’s the latest news today out of Iowa courtesy of Emerson College’s latest poll:
The final Emerson College poll before the November 3rd election in Iowa finds between President Donald Trump narrowly leading former Vice President Joe Biden 47% to 46%. 4% of voters plan to vote for someone else and 3% are undecided. Since an Emerson Iowa poll in October, President Trump has lost one point and Biden has stayed the same.
Biden has a lead among suburban voters, 62% to 34%, and urban voters 49% to 38%. Trump has a lead among rural voters, 65% to 30%. Independent voters are also breaking for Trump, 43% to 40%.
In the US Senate race, Democrat Theresa Greenfield leads incumbent Republican Joni Ernst 48% to 44%. Greenfield has increased her support by 3% since the last Emerson Iowa poll and Ernst lost has 2% of her support.
Iowa voters are split about the job Donald Trump is doing as president, 47% disapprove and 46% approve of the job he is doing as president.
Voters were asked how much of a public health threat they think coronavirus is and the majority (51%) consider it a major threat while 30% say it is a moderate threat, 13% think it is a minor threat and 7% think it is no threat at all. A strong majority (88%) of those voting for Biden think coronavirus is a major threat while the plurality (46%) of those voting for Trump thinks it is a moderate threat.
The plurality (36%) of Iowa voters say the economy is the most important issue in deciding their vote for president, followed by healthcare with 16%, COVID-19 response with 14%, social justice with 11%, climate change with 7%, and the supreme court with 3%.
Among Trump voters, the majority (65%) say the economy is the most important issue.
Biden voters are more split between COVID-19 response with 27%, healthcare with 26%, and social justice with 14%.
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