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,...

September 2018 Poll Results

Focus on Rural America Poll Results: Leaders should listen, work across the aisle, and invest in science-based solutions.  In our effort to understand what’s happening in Iowa and the trends taking place from one election to the next, Focus on Rural America’s...

New nonprofit seeks to boost progressive causes in rural America

ALBIA, IA – Focus on Rural America is a newly formed nonprofit organization aimed at boosting progressive causes and organizations by developing and promoting economic messages that resonate in rural America. In their initial research, released publicly today, the...