Iowa voters are fed up with President Biden’s negative impact on this country. Voters have grown even more pessimistic about the country’s direction and have a profoundly unfavorable view of the President.
Nearly three-quarters of likely Iowa voters say the U.S. is on the wrong track, and over two-thirds have an unfavorable opinion of President Joe Biden, according to the latest ITR Foundation Poll.
Feelings about the direction of the state are evenly split, with 46 percent believing the state is moving in the right direction and 46 percent thinking in the wrong direction.
ITR President Chris Hagenow said, “Iowa voters are fed up with President Biden’s negative impact on the country. Voters have grown even more pessimistic about the country’s direction and have a profoundly unfavorable view of the President.”
Biden has grown more unpopular since the last ITR Foundation Poll in April, with 67 percent of Iowa voters viewing him unfavorably. Most Iowans, 56.8 percent, view former President Donald Trump as unfavorable. He remains popular with Republicans but is divisive overall, especially with Independents, who view him unfavorably by a 2:1 ratio. Governor Kim Reynolds’s image is net even, with 48 percent viewing her as favorable and 48 percent as unfavorable.
President Biden trails Trump by almost 10 points in a hypothetical 2024 presidential matchup. Against a non-Trump Republican, Biden loses by an even larger margin of 15.6 points. Trump would prevail by 13 points over California Governor Gavin Newsom.
When asked which U.S. Congressional candidate they would support, 50 percent indicated the Republican candidate, and 35.7 percent said the Democrat candidate.
Hagenow added, “Voters in Iowa remain polarized on many issues. However, independent voters are siding more with Republicans than Democrats. The result is a substantial Republican advantage in the 2024 generic ballot.”