The majority of likely Iowa voters would vote for former President Donald Trump (51%) over President Joe Biden (40%) in the 2024 general election, according to the latest Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll.
Between the lines: Independents in Iowa are giving Trump the edge over Biden, favoring him 45% to 37%, the poll published Saturday shows.
- Typically, independents lean conservative.
Yes, but: While the numbers show a landslide victory for Trump — there's room for a different Republican candidate win over Iowans during caucus season, pollster J. Ann Selzer told the Register.
- Iowa Republicans said they feel more aligned with their party (61%) than with Trump (26%). That holds true for both rural and urban areas.
What they're saying: "If I had a choice between Gov. (Ron) DeSantis or Donald Trump, that right there would be a hard decision for me," Franklin Troy Hommer, an independent, told the Register.
- "But if you're telling me that my two choices are Joe Biden or Donald Trump, I'm picking Donald Trump."
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