Trump voters think he’s a clown — and he wants them to

Trump voters think he’s a clown — and he wants them to

David Binder Research conducted two focus groups among Iowa voters from Polk County and surrounding areas and one focus group with Iowa voters exclusively from rural areas and small towns outside of Polk County, on August 13 and 14, 2019. The participants in these...
Patty Judge’s Fair To-Dos

Patty Judge’s Fair To-Dos

Hello there! Former Iowa Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Agriculture (and yearly fair-goer) Patty Judge here. As you know, we’re less than a week away from the exciting two weeks of the Iowa State Fair. While that’s not quite enough time to do all...
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...

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...