Caucus Day Poll Release

We’ve got a Caucus Day surprise for you.  Our final *FINAL* poll of the caucus. Here’s how things shook out: Our last statewide poll had Biden out in front with Warren, Buttigieg, and Sanders each in close contention for the second tier. This time, we went...
January Poll Results

January Poll Results

Focus on Rural America Co-Founders former Iowa Lt. Gov Patty Judge and Jeff Link released the results of their latest poll on a conference call with reporters Monday morning. This is the 6th quarterly poll from Focus on Rural America which began tracking presidential...
The Economic Gap in Rural America

The Economic Gap in Rural America

A new report from the USDA reinforces what we’ve been seeing on the ground in Iowa and across rural America: Population levels and personal incomes are falling off, while poverty rates are on the rise. This bad news means it is more important than ever for...
Squeezing the Margins

Squeezing the Margins

Something we’ve been saying since 2016 is that Democrats don’t need to win back every rural county. What they have to do is show up, articulate a vision, win where they can, and squeeze the margins everywhere else. Last night in Kentucky, Governor-elect...

September 2019 Poll Results

In the post-debate poll in Iowa, Focus on Rural America found some shakeups among the Democratic presidential contenders and some key takeaways for the field. Iowa Democrats are focused on electability and they see rural issues and a rural strategy as key to that end....

July 2019 Poll Results

ALBIA, IOWA – Focus on Rural America’s latest poll went into the field following the very first Democratic debate of the year. The findings provide exciting shakeups for the horserace and steady support for rural America. “I’m excited to see Iowans closely followed...