Some big news today out of Iowa courtesy of PPP:
Our new Iowa poll finds a tightening Senate race. Joni Ernst leads Theresa Greenfield just 43-42. Our previous poll had Ernst leading 47-41: https://t.co/VSu18KQqPGÃ¢ÂÂ PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) May 4, 2020
In the Senate race Joni Ernst leads Theresa Greenfield just 43-42, an indication that Iowa could make for another tough hold for Republicans on a map that’s been expanding for Democrats. When PPP previously polled the race in December Ernst had a 6 point lead at 47-41. Ernst has taken a hit in her popularity- only 37% of voters now approve of the job she’s doing to 43% who disapprove.
The Presidential race looks like a toss up as well. Donald Trump now leads Joe Biden just 48-46 in a state that he won by 9 points in 2016. Mirroring a trend seen in other polls of Biden polling surprisingly well with older voters, he leads Trump 52-44 with seniors.
70% of Iowans think every registered voter in the state should be mailed an absentee ballot so that they can vote from home in the fall, to only 22% who oppose that. There’s bipartisan consensus on the question of letting everyone vote by mail- Democrats (89/6), independents (65/26), and Republicans (54/36) are all in favor of it.
53% of voters in the state think meatpacking plants should be closed until health officials deem it safe for workers to return, to 36% who think they should be open now to ensure there’s no disruption to the national food supply.
PPP conducted it’s poll from From April 30th to May 1st and had 1,222 respondents with a 2.8% MOE. Click here for the full results.
Iowa is starting to come back to us and we need to have the Blue Wave hit Iowa hard. Click below to donate and get involved with Greenfield, Biden and their congressional Iowa Democrats campaigns: