We want to be very clear that this survey is not intended to be an endorsement of any of the candidates. It is, however, meant to serve as a way to measure the level of interest in the various candidates for the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 2020. We have already received responses from over 80% of Iowa Democrats. Every precinct, ward and county in Iowa will be reached, so there is no doubt about how each candidate performed in the state.
The results of this survey are an important way for voters to take their choice of who they want to be their candidate for President in 2020. It is not just about how many votes each candidate receives in Iowa. It’s about whether a candidate has the support of the large number of voters.
We’re in the field for a year now. During that time, we’ve been able to get a fairly good read on who our supporters are and who is thinking about supporting the candidates for President. This is really a good way to take a look at where our supporters are and what they’re looking for in their candidate.
With the answers from our supporters in all 99 Iowa counties and also in every precinct, ward and council district, it is clear to us and also clear to our supporters how many people are supporting each candidate. We have not made a commitment to any candidate. Instead, we are simply asking the supporters who have indicated an interest in the candidate and who have responded to the questions that we’ve included.
Each candidate has indicated the number of Iowa Democrats and then also the number of Republicans who have indicated an interest in the Democratic nominee. It’s important to note that we have also asked about who is interested in who is interested in the Democratic nominee, as well as the number of people who are interested in the Republican nominee. As I noted earlier, we haven’t made any endorsements for 2020. However, our results will provide a good idea about the level of support each candidate has.
Who is polling second in Iowa?
Many of our supporters are surprised when we report that one candidate is doing a little bit better in Iowa than another candidate. It is important to remember that the margin of error is quite large. It’s a good idea to look at the trend of the support among the various candidates. In this survey, the two candidates that have the biggest drop-off in support are Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer. But the candidates who have not fallen off as much are also 0b46394aab