Rural America needs help responding to Coronavirus

To contain this crisis, those on the front line must have life-saving tools: tests, beds, respirators, and masks. We also need continued pay for the workers keeping our communities running and for those staying home to flatten the curve.

January 2020 poll results

Joe Biden led our first poll in September of 2019, and he finds himself on top again in our final survey before caucus day. Sen. Elizabeth Warren remains in second, while Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders are in close competition for the third and fourth place positions. Sen. Klobuchar finds herself in fifth, but hits a key metric — she is perceived as the best candidate for rural America. 

July 2019 Poll results

Focus on Rural America went into the field after the first Democratic debates of the cycle. The Results? A very close three-way contest in the Iowa 2020 Democratic caucus. Warren with slight lead over Harris, Biden. Sanders and Buttigieg only other candidates with double digit support.

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, Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke.

News and Resources

Heartland Poll Release: Biden Leads in Midwest

With 90 days until the election the latest Focus on Rural America poll shows Biden has the momentum to beat Trump in the rural Heartland.  The Focus on Rural America poll was conducted by David Binder Research in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin using the same...

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New Research: Undecideds in Wisconsin Up For Grabs

ALBIA, IOWA – Today, Focus on Rural America cofounders Patty Judge and Jeff Link released their latest research on voters in rural and suburban Wisconsin. From June 29 – July 1 Focus on Rural America held four focus groups conducted by David Binder Research. The...

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The HEROES Act is a Rural Lifeline

House Democrats have proposed $3 trillion in additional relief aid in the HEROES Act. It's a big bill — real big. Republicans were quick to reject it, but this is more than just a Democratic wish list. There is a ton of common ground in there, including billions for...

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