Emerson Poll: Trump Tops Biden by 8 Points in Iowa

Emerson Poll: Trump Tops Biden by 8 Points in Iowa

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By Nick Koutsobinas | Saturday, 08 October 2022 04:05 PM EDT

In a hypothetical matchup between former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden for the 2024 presidential election, an Emerson poll revealed that Iowa voters favored Trump over Biden by eight points.

The poll indicates 47% of voters would support Trump, compared to 39% who would support Biden in 2024. The poll also mentions that for 38% of voters, the FBI's raid on Mar-a-Lago would not affect their support of Trump in 2024. But 34% said the raid makes them more likely to support the former president, and 28% said it makes them less likely to do so.

Most Iowa voters, at 56%, disapprove of Biden's job performance, while 34% support it; 10% are neutral.

Regarding issues, 45% of Iowa voters say the economy is the most important issue; following behind that are threats to democracy at 17%, abortion access at 12%, health care at 7% and immigration at 7%.

"Voters who say the economy is their most important issue break for Republican [Sen. Chuck] Grassley [of Iowa] by 61 points, and for Republican [incumbent Gov. Kim] Reynolds by 69 points. By contrast, those who say threats to democracy are their most important issue break for [Democratic Senate candidate Michael] Franken by 57 points and [Iowa gubernatorial Democratic candidate Deidre] DeJear by 50 points," executive director of Emerson College Polling Spencer Kimball said.

Regarding the midterms, for the Senate, Grassley holds an 11-point lead over Franken, 49% to 38%. For the gubernatorial race, 53% of Iowans support Reynolds, compared to 36% who support DeJear.

The poll was conducted Oct. 2 to 4. The sample consisted of 959 likely Iowan voters. The margin of error was plus or minus 3.1%.

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