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American Principles Project and SPRY Strategies released polling results on Wednesday from 10 battleground states. Iowa is one of the 10 states included in the polling.

The Iowa poll was conducted from July 11-16 and included a random sample of 701 likely voters. The margin of error was +/- 3.7 percent.

Voters were asked to rate the job President Donald Trump is doing. According to the results, 51.71 percent of those who responded disapproved somewhat or strongly while 48.28 percent responded either somewhat or strongly approved. There was a six-point gap, though, in those who said strongly disapproved (45.83) to strongly approve (39.76).

The overall numbers were nearly identical for Sen. Joni Ernst, though feelings were not as strong. Only 37.46 percent strongly disapproved while 31.97 strongly apprpoved.

Joe Biden received 333 answers while Trump had 322. Forty-six respondents said they were undecided.

Ernst trailed Theresa Greenfield 313-300, with 41 saying they’ll support another candidate and 47 are undecided.

One interesting series discussed Black Lives Matter. An impressive 82.19 percent of people said they either strongly approve or somewhat approve of Black Lives Matter.

However, just 37.19 percent said the BLM protests have been peaceful. And, if they learned that BLM supported doing away with the traditional family, 71.98 percent would be less likely to support BLM.

That numbers is 72.96 percent if people learned BLM supported defunding police departments nationwide.

For what it is worth, a little more than 45 percent of those polled said they were either very or somewhat conservative. Only 24.18 percent said they were either somewhat or very liberal.

Among the other states polled, Trump won seven of them (Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas). Biden won Arizona and Wisconsin along with Iowa.

Terry Schilling, executive director at American Principles Project, said:

“It is clear from our polling that the reports of President Trump’s impending electoral doom are greatly exaggerated. While the Trump campaign still has much work to do in defining Joe Biden as a feckless enabler of the worst elements of the radical left, the fundamentals of this race are encouraging. While Trump currently trails in some battlegrounds, he also leads in several states where many political pundits have already written him off. 

“On hot-button issues, the survey results were also very interesting. Black Lives Matter is very popular, until voters learn what Black Lives Matter actually supports — then it becomes very unpopular. Voters hate the idea of biological males competing against female athletes in women’s sports. They strongly oppose minors being subjected to sex changes or gender conversion therapy. They want to protect kids from online pornography, and they want Big Tech companies to allow free speech and free expression on their platforms. 

“Politicians on both sides of the aisle would be wise to heed these results, as these issues are likely to play a big role in the fall campaign.”



  • Arizona: Kelly 48% (D), McSally 41%
  • Georgia: Perdue 46% (R), Ossoff 44%
  • Georgia: (Special): Collins 29%, Lieberman 23%, Loeffler 19%, Tarver 9%
  • Iowa: Greenfield 45% (D), Ernst 43%
  • Kentucky: McConnell 55% (R), McGrath 33%
  • Michigan: Peters 47% (D), James 37%
  • Montana: Daines 47% (R), Bullock 44%
  • North Carolina: Cunningham 40% (D), Tillis 40%
  • Texas: Cornyn 47% (R), Hegar 37%

Author: Jacob Hall