As America enters into the 2020 presidential election season, the stakes in the race for the White House have never been higher. A new poll from Iowa shows that President Donald Trump maintains a wide lead over all of the Democratic contenders, with Nikki Haley and Ron Desantis tied for a distant second.
The poll, conducted by the Des Moines Register, showed that Trump had a commanding 42% lead in Iowa. Haley and Desantis were tied in a distant second place with 13%. The other candidates, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren, received 11% of the vote each, and other potential candidates, including Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris, only received single-digit percentages of the vote.
Commenting on the poll’s results, Iowa’s Republican Party Chairman, Jeff Kaufmann, said, “President Trump has shown tremendous strength in Iowa and these poll results are a reflection of that.”
The results of the poll show that President Trump has built a loyal base of support in Iowa. With the election looming closer, political analysts are keeping a close eye on the Hawkeye State, where Trump enjoyed a 9-point lead over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
Despite Trump’s commanding lead in Iowa, the poll also showed that most Iowa voters still have not made up their minds on who they will support in the 2020 election. The poll showed that only 37% of voters had made up their minds on their choice for president and 31% remain undecided.
The poll also showed a high level of enthusiasm for the 2020 election, with 69% of respondents saying they were either “very enthusiastic” (42%) or “somewhat enthusiastic” (27%) about the upcoming election.
The results of the poll show that, despite its importance in the 2020 election, Iowa’s political landscape is far from settled. With the Democratic primary still undecided and a large number of undecided voters, there is still a chance for any candidate to make a strong showing in the state. It’s likely that Iowa will remain a key state in the 2020 election and poll results like this will continue to shape the narrative as we enter into the final weeks before Election Day.