DES MOINES, Iowa – A new poll conducted by Data for Progress shows U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, leads former U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, in Iowa’s 2022 U.S. Senate race.
Data for Progress, a left-leaning polling firm, surveyed 770 likely voters in Iowa between December 2 to 13, 2021. The margin of error for the poll is +/- four percent.
According to the poll, 53 percent of Iowans would support Grassley, while 39 percent would vote for Finkenauer. In addition, Grassley leads 51 percent to 38 percent among independents, 47 percent to 42 percent among women, and among men to 59 percent to 36 percent.
Grassley holds a slight lead, one percent, among those 18 to 44-year-olds, and a 20 point lead among voters 45 and older. Among voters who are not college-educated, Grassley leads by 23 points. Finkenauer leads by two points among college-educated voters.
The poll also shows that 49 percent of Iowa voters hold a very favorable (25 percent) or somewhat favorable (24 percent) of Grassley. In comparison, 43 percent had a somewhat unfavorable (18 percent) and very unfavorable (25 percent) view.
A majority approved of Grassley’s job performance, with a 56 percent approval rating, while only 38 percent disapproved.
Finkenauer struggles with name ID, as 49 percent of the poll respondents say they don’t know enough to have a favorable or unfavorable view. However, among Iowans who have heard enough, 26 percent had a favorable view, while 25 percent had an unfavorable view.
Also, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Gov. Kim Reynolds both had positive favorability ratings – 49 percent to 46 percent and 53 percent to 43 percent, respectively. Both Ernst and Reynolds also enjoy a positive favorability rating among independent and third-party voters.
The poll also asked Iowans about potential concerns with tech companies. There is bipartisan consensus that tech firms like Google, Facebook, and Amazon have too much influence over government policy.
Also, an overwhelming majority of Iowans are concerned about data privacy, censorship, and tech companies making their social media platforms addictive for children.
Read all of the poll results below:547885400-Data-For-Progress-Iowa-Poll