A stark gender divide appears to be driving the race as men of nearly every demographic cast their support for Trump and women do the same for Biden.
Brianne PfannenstielBiden leads with independents 50-38%. But again, this is driven by women.
He’s +24 with Independent women (55-31%) and only +1 with independent men (45-44%).
Brianne PfannenstielThere's a huge gender gap driving this latest Iowa poll.
Trump is +21 with men
Biden is +20 with women
“I don’t know that there’s any race in the history of presidential polling in Iowa that shows this kind of division,” said pollster J. Ann Selzer.
Brianne PfannenstielIOWA POLL: It's a dead heat in Iowa. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are locked in a tie just six weeks to Election Day.
MOE +/1 3.8%
The poll will explore likely Iowa voters' opinions on races between U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst and Theresa Greenfield; President Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
Brianne Pfannenstiel🚨 It’s an Iowa Poll weekend! Set those alarms for 6 p.m. CT Saturday for new Iowa Senate numbers Check out this article from Des Moines Register:
What do Iowans think about the U.S. Senate, presidential races? A new Iowa Poll will offer answers
The White House coronavirus task force's recommendations are must stronger than those put in place by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds.
Brianne PfannenstielWhite House coronavirus experts warned Iowa leaders Sunday that the state has the country's steepest coronavirus outbreak, and said the state should close bars in 61 counties and test all returning college students for the virus. From @tonyleys
It's unclear whether the Des Moines district will go forward with its plan to hold classes online or send students back for in-person instruction.
Brianne PfannenstielBREAKING: Des Moines Public Schools' request to start the school year totally online has been denied by the Iowa Department of Education, potentially putting the district in a legal showdown with the state.
Gov. Kim Reynolds' request for $82.7 million to cover the 8,273 homes that were damaged or destroyed was not immediately approved.
Brianne PfannenstielPresident Trump is en route to Cedar Rapids to talk with officials about derecho storm damage. Although he tweeted that he approved Iowa's disaster request in full, he only approved about $45 million of the $3.9 billion request submitted by Gov. Reynolds.
For privacy reasons, it could not be confirmed whether the positive case came from a student, staff or faculty.
Brianne PfannenstielIrving Elementary School sent an email to parents on Saturday morning confirming a positive COVID-19 test four days after school had resumed. One first grade class of about 24 students must undergo quarantine for two weeks.
Taking back the Iowa House from Republicans is a top goal for Democrats this year. Republicans currently hold a 53-47 advantage.
Brianne PfannenstielA gun violence prevention group is pledging to spend at least $1 million to flip the Iowa House to Democratic control this fall. Many of the targeted races are in the suburbs of Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Davenport. From @sgrubermiller
Although Iowa's six Electoral College votes hardly make the state a political jackpot, a competitive race could signal problems for Trump in other northern states he won in 2016.
Brianne PfannenstielFrom @TomBeaumont: Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has lined up a senior team in Iowa, a sign Democrats see the state where Republican Donald Trump beat them handily in 2016 as within reach.
Activists with Des Moines Black Lives Matter showed up at two of Reynolds' public events Tuesday to urge her to sign an executive order restoring felons' voting rights.
Brianne PfannenstielA vehicle transporting Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds struck a Black Lives Matter protester Tuesday as the protester was intentionally blocking the car's path. Story with @sgrubermiller
Four years after Donald Trump decisively won Iowa, the state appears to be in play this November.
Brianne PfannenstielThe gender divide in our new @DMRegister Iowa Poll is striking:
Trump is +17 with men and +36 with white men who have no college degree.
Biden is +14 with women and +18 with white women who have no college degree