Talking the Talk

Talking the Talk

In back to back to back quarterly polls, likely caucus goers in Iowa have said that victory in 2020 is going to be tied to bringing rural voters back into the fold. And they’ve said so resoundingly — by a 2-1 margin. But what needs to happen to really bring...
Democratic Twitter ≠ The Democratic Party

Democratic Twitter ≠ The Democratic Party

New research suggests something most folks may have already suspected — Democratic Twitter isn’t all that representative of the actual Democratic Party. What does that mean in the most progressive presidential primary in our nation’s history? The Hidden Tribes Center,...

March 2019 Poll Results

Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead among Democratic Iowans who intend to participate in the 2020 Democratic caucus, but his lead over Bernie Sanders has diminished.  Six candidates make up a second tier: Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker,...

January Legislative Reception

On January 29th, Focus on Rural America held our first legislative reception. It was exciting to see Senate Democratic Leader Janet Peterson and House Minority Leader Todd Prichard at the event, along with most of the state House and Senate Democrats. Speaking at the...

December 2018 Poll Results

Focus on Rural America Poll Results: Iowans want a problem solver Closing out 2018, Focus on Rural America’s December poll showed likely caucus-goers maintain a favorite – former Vice President Joe Biden.  Biden’s support dipped seven points since our September poll,...