Trump Tops DeSantis 44-20%, Scott at 9% Among Likely Caucus Voters; Ramaswamy, Haley & Pence Garner 3-5% Each

  • Iowa Rep’s Would Pick Trump Over DeSantis, 55-39% in a Two Candidate Race; Say Trump a Stronger Leader, More Able to Beat Biden, Gets Things Done
  • Hawkeye State Republican Caucus Go’ers Support State Law Banning Abortions After 6 Weeks, Oppose Additional Aid to Ukraine, Pathway to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants Living in U.S.
  • 79-19% – Trump was Just Exercising his Right to Contest Election After 2020 Vote

NYT Iowa Crosstabs     

  • “In Iowa, where Donald Trump finished second to Ted Cruz in 2016, the former
    President has a 24-point advantage, 44-20%, over his nearest rival, Florida Governor Ron
    DeSantis in an early New York Times/Siena College poll of likely Iowa Republican
    Caucus voters,” said Siena College Research Institute Director Don Levy.

  • “Senator Tim Scott, viewed favorably by 69% of voters – nearly as many as view Trump
    favorably, 71% – finishes in third place with 9% of the vote. Vivek Ramaswamy at 5%,
    Nikki Haley at 4% and former Vice President Mike Pence with a negative favorability
    rating, 46-50%, at 3% round out the candidates polling above the 1% mark,” Levy said.

  • “If Iowa voters could only choose between Trump and DeSantis, the former President
    leads his rival by 55-39%. Iowa voters say that Trump more so than DeSantis is a strong
    leader, gets things done and is more able to beat President Joe Biden. DeSantis, viewed
    favorably by 77%, is seen by Iowa caucus voters as more moral than Trump and as more
    likeable,” Levy said.

  • “Iowa Republican caucus voters oppose providing additional economic and military
    support to Ukraine, 60-36%, and an immigration reform bill providing a pathway to
    citizenship for undocumented immigrants living in the United States, 57-40%. They
    support a state law banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, 59-35%,” Levy said.

  • “The poll was completed just as former President Trump was indicted for efforts to
    overturn the 2020 election but among these Iowa Republicans, 76% say that he was just
    exercising his right to contest the election while 19% say he went so far that he
    threatened American democracy,” Levy said.