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Iowans For Tax Relief released the results of its survey of likely general election voters across the state of Iowa. The survey included 600 likely voters and was conducted Oct. 2-4.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds enjoys a 21-point lead in the poll over Democrat opponent Deidre DeJear. Sen. Chuck Grassley’s lead has swelled to 14 points and Brenna Bird leads the Attorney General’s race by three points.

Republicans have gained ground since the July survey.

President Joe Biden remains very unfavorable to Iowans. President Donald J. Trump slightly improved his favorability among Republicans. Biden’s net favorability sits at -30.1 while Trump’s is just -2.3.

While Independent voters largely split their ticket when it came to names on the ballot, they sided with generic Republicans, supported Education Savings Accounts, supported limiting government taxes, supported the Freedom Amendment and opposed student loan forgiveness.

Only Democrats and voters under 35 support canceling college debt. Support for ESAs remained at plus-nine.

Generic Republicans has moved from a 13-point lead to a 17-point lead, largely due to a shift among women, Independents and college-educated voters.

Inflation remains the top issue among voters. Abortion is second while health care and crime and public safety came in third and fourth respectively.

Support for Education Savings Accounts sits at 45.4 percent while 36.7 percent oppose it. However, 10.7 percent said neither supported nor opposed and 7.2 percent said they were unsure.


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