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SELZER & COMPANY Study #2167
802 Iowa adults December 3-6, 2017
Margin of error: ± 3.5 percentage points Weighted by age and sex

Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding.

Are you a resident of the state of Iowa?
100 Yes Continue
- No
Terminate and do not count toward any quota
- Not sure

In general, do you think things in the nation are headed in the right direction, or have they gotten off on the wrong track?
Right Wrong Not
direction track sure

Dec-17 29 60 10
What about here in Iowa? Do you think things in the state are headed in the right direction, or have they gotten off on
the wrong track?
Right Wrong Not
direction track sure

Dec-17 47 40 13

I’m going to mention some elected officials. For each, please tell me if you approve or disapprove of the way each is
handling his or her job. (Rotate list.)
Approve Disapprove Sure

Kim Reynolds as governor Dec-17 51 30 19

Joni Ernst as U.S. senator Dec-17 48 38 15
Chuck Grassley as U.S. senator Dec-17 51 40 9
Donald Trump as president of the
Dec-17 35 60 5
United States
Mike Pence as vice president of the
Dec-17 48 42 10
United States

I'm going to mention the names of some people who are possible candidates for governor. For each name I read, please
tell me if your feelings toward the person are very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable.
If you don’t know the person, just say so. (Record “don’t know” as “not sure.” Rotate list.).
Net Net Very Mostly Mostly Very Not
Favorable Unfavorable Favorable Favorable Unfavorable Unfavorable Sure

Ron Corbett, Republican and
Dec-17 23 18 5 18 11 7 59
outgoing mayor of Cedar Rapids
John Norris, Democrat and former
Dec-17 18 12 4 14 8 5 69
federal appointee
Nate Boulton, Democrat and state Dec-17 21 11 6 15 8 3 68

Fred Hubbell, Democrat and
Dec-17 27 15 8 19 10 6 57
retired business executive
Kim Reynolds, Republican
Dec-17 44 33 14 30 16 17 23
Andy McGuire, former chair of the
Iowa Democratic Party and Dec-17 26 11 8 18 6 5 63
medical doctor
Cathy Glasson, Democrat and
Dec-17 18 12 5 13 7 6 70
union leader

If the 2018 election for Iowa governor were held today, would you vote for Kim Reynolds, or do you think it’s time for
someone new?
35 Vote for Kim Reynolds
49 Time for someone new
16 Not sure

If the 2018 election for U.S. Congress were held today, would you vote for the [REPUBLICAN] or [DEMOCRATIC]
candidate, someone else, or would you not vote? (Rotate which party is listed first.)
34 Republican
40 Democratic
7 Someone else
7 Would not vote
10 Not sure

Since the election in 2016, would you say you are [MORE POLITICALLY ENERGIZED] or [MORE TURNED OFF
BY POLITICS]? (Alternate.)
33 More politically energized
61 More turned off by politics
4 No change (VOL)
2 Not sure


The Iowa Poll, conducted December 3-6 for The Des Moines Register and Mediacom by Selzer & Co. of Des Moines, is
based on telephone interviews with 802 Iowans ages 18 or older. Interviewers with Quantel Research contacted
households with randomly selected landline and cell phone numbers supplied by Survey Sampling International.
Interviews were administered in English. Responses were adjusted by age and sex to reflect the general population based
on recent census data.

Questions based on the sample of 802 Iowa adults have a maximum margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage
points. This means that if this survey were repeated using the same questions and the same methodology, 19 times out of
20, the findings would not vary from the true population value by more than plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Results
based on smaller samples of respondents—such as by gender or age—have a larger margin of error.

Republishing the copyright Iowa Poll without credit to The Des Moines Register and Mediacom is prohibited.