Which 2020 Democrats are stepping up Iowa campaign efforts

Saul Bowman
June 12, 2019

In a poll released earlier this week by the Des Moines Register and CNN, former Vice President Joe Biden led the Iowa candidates with 24 percent of the vote, followed by Sen.

Support drops off quickly for the other 18 candidates, with Amy Klobuchar and Beto O'Rourke barely holding on at 2 percent.

Warren likely wouldn't have to worry about the deep-blue state in a general election if she were to be the Democratic nominee.

"From voters I've spoken to, they're not at all concerned about it".

Democratic primary voters are almost split on the amendment.

Biden began the day in Ottumwa, the heart of Wapello County, a meat-packing and agricultural manufacturing centre Trump was the first Republican to carry since Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Liberal Democrats were more likely to call all nine issues tested "must-haves" than moderates.

This latest poll is only one in a series of surveys rolling out about the Iowa field. Attempting to determine, through a poll, the outcome of a caucus to be held several months from now is even more problematic.

Abortion rights was the top issue, with eight out of 10 calling it a must-have.


Trump and Biden, both in their 70s, have spent weeks firing verbal taunts at each other from a distance, jabbing at each other's character, policies and demeanor.

New Yorkers would pick Sen.

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"That's why I've worked so hard in my career to make sure that".

Some candidates took veiled shots at Biden with self-avowed socialist Bernie Sanders arguing that "the same old" politics won't beat President Trump. "I mean, being the former vice president of the United States, I think if he doesn't win Iowa, I think that could be the death knell of his campaign", Woodard said.

Sanders listed what she considers accomplishments by the president, including "unprecedented success", a booming economy, "making better trade deals" than ever before, and rebuilding the military.

Meanwhile, some candidates are very much banking their investment in Iowa ends up paying off. Delaney, for example, has been running for president since 2017 and fighting an uphill battle against low name recognition.

Although he was booed at the California Democratic State Convention in San Francisco recently for trying to appear "moderate", Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is the candidate who is most in the mold of a Carter.

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