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Iowa Poll: Former President Trump more popular than ever

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A new poll shows former President Donald Trump’s favorability among Iowans is now higher than it ever was while he was president.The Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows 53% of Iowans now view him favorably, compared to a 45% unfavorable view. Another 2% are unsure.It comes ahead of the former president’s return to Iowa at the Iowa State Fairground in Des Moines on Saturday.The poll shows a majority of Republicans in Iowa, 91%, view Trump favorably. That’s compared to just 7% who view him unfavorably, and 2% who are not sure.Independents in Iowa are split on Trump, with 48% viewing him favorably, 49% unfavorably and 3% unsure.Democrats in Iowa are united in their view of Trump, with 99% viewing him unfavorably, and just 1% viewing him favorably.One Republican poll respondent from Cedar Rapids said he views Trump “very favorably,” because Trump doesn’t act like a typical politician. He went on to say he thought the current situation in the country is very bad, and he thought Trump would be able to correct it quicker than anyone else.One Independent poll respondent from Des Moines said he liked that Trump did what he promised to do in office, particularly in growing the economy. However, he said he’d like to see Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis run for president, adding that he’d vote for DeSantis over Trump.As Trump’s favorability shows an increase, a previous poll showed President Joe Biden’s approval rating suffering a steep drop from earlier in the year.That Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa poll showed 31% of Iowans approve of the job Biden is doing as president. That’s a drop of 12% from June. It also showed 62% disapprove of the job he’s doing as president.For the new poll, Seltzer & Co. of Des Moines conducted telephone interviews with 805 Iowans ages 18 and older from Sept. 12-15.See the full results of the poll here.

A new poll shows former President Donald Trump’s favorability among Iowans is now higher than it ever was while he was president.

The Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows 53% of Iowans now view him favorably, compared to a 45% unfavorable view. Another 2% are unsure.

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It comes ahead of the former president’s return to Iowa at the Iowa State Fairground in Des Moines on Saturday.

The poll shows a majority of Republicans in Iowa, 91%, view Trump favorably. That’s compared to just 7% who view him unfavorably, and 2% who are not sure.

Independents in Iowa are split on Trump, with 48% viewing him favorably, 49% unfavorably and 3% unsure.

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Democrats in Iowa are united in their view of Trump, with 99% viewing him unfavorably, and just 1% viewing him favorably.

One Republican poll respondent from Cedar Rapids said he views Trump “very favorably,” because Trump doesn’t act like a typical politician. He went on to say he thought the current situation in the country is very bad, and he thought Trump would be able to correct it quicker than anyone else.

One Independent poll respondent from Des Moines said he liked that Trump did what he promised to do in office, particularly in growing the economy. However, he said he’d like to see Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis run for president, adding that he’d vote for DeSantis over Trump.

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As Trump’s favorability shows an increase, a previous poll showed President Joe Biden’s approval rating suffering a steep drop from earlier in the year.

That Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa poll showed 31% of Iowans approve of the job Biden is doing as president. That’s a drop of 12% from June. It also showed 62% disapprove of the job he’s doing as president.

For the new poll, Seltzer & Co. of Des Moines conducted telephone interviews with 805 Iowans ages 18 and older from Sept. 12-15.

See the full results of the poll here.