Poll: Iowans Like Gov. Reynolds and a Flat Tax; Mixed Views on Ukraine

Iowans like Governor Reynolds, support a flat tax, and have mixed views on U.S. military involvement in Ukraine.


For Immediate Release - February 24, 2022

WEST DES MOINES, IA – The most recent Iowans for Tax Relief Foundation Poll, conducted by Cygnal, shows Governor Kim Reynolds is very popular, and Iowans strongly support the idea of a 4% flat tax. Additionally, a plurality of Iowans support United States military involvement in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

summary memo of the ITR Foundation Poll and partial poll results are available on itrfoundation.org.

Governor Reynolds has an incredibly high net favorability and was by far the most popular person tested. Reynolds leads by 17 points on the gubernatorial ballot over likely Democrat nominee Deidre DeJear (55.3 to 38.1).

ITR Vice President Chris Hagenow said, "It is difficult to imagine how Governor Reynolds does not sail to re-election in November. Her strong personal favorability is coupled with the overwhelming support for her signature tax proposal."

When asked about tax reform, 57 percent of Iowans support the proposal to lower Iowa's personal income tax to a flat four percent rate, while only 24 percent oppose a flat tax.

Hagenow added, "Iowans know our state's tax code takes too much money from taxpayers. The ITR Foundation Poll shows that nearly two out of three unaffiliated voters overwhelming support cutting individual income taxes and creating flat tax with a rate no higher than four percent."

A plurality of Iowans support U.S. military involvement in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Republicans and independents are slightly against U.S. action in Eastern Europe, while Democrats support intervention by an over two-to-one margin.





ITR FOUNDATION POLL METHODOLOGY: This probabilistic survey was conducted February 20, 2022 – February 22, 2022, with 610 likely general election voters. It has a margin of error of ±3.92%. Known registered voters were interviewed via live agents calling cell phones and landlines, and voters received invitations to participate in the survey via SMS with a secure link tied to their voter record. This survey was weighted to a likely 2022 general election voter universe.

ABOUT CYGNAL: Cygnal is an award-winning international public opinion and predictive analytics firm that pioneered multi-mode polling, peer-to-peer text collection, and Political Emotive Analysis. Cygnal is named the #1 Republican private pollster by Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight two cycles running, as well as the #1 most accurate polling and research firm in the country for 2018 by The New York Times. Its team members have worked in 47 states and countries on more than 2,500 corporate, public affairs, and political campaigns.

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