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Election Results

Election Results

2022 Fall Iowa Youth Straw Poll

Governor CandidatesVotesPercentage
Republican
Kim Reynolds/Adam Gregg10,00659.9%
Democrat
Deidre DeJear/Eric Van Lancker5,18131.0%
Libertarian
Rick Stewart/Marco Battaglia1,5249.1%
Total Votes Cast for Governor Candidates:16,711

U.S. Senate CandidatesVotesPercentage
Republican
Chuck Grassley10,22461.2%
Democrat
Michael Franken6,49038.8%
Total Votes Cast for U.S. Senate Candidates:16,714

U.S. Representative Candidates - District 1VotesPercentage
Republican
Mariannette Miller-Meeks2,98858.3%
Democratic
Christina Bohannan2,13341.7%
Total Votes Cast for U.S. Representative Candidates - District 1:5,121

U.S. Representative Candidates - District 2VotesPercentage
Republican
Ashley Hinson2,02266.0%
Democratic
Liz Mathis1,04334.0%
Total Votes Cast for U.S. Representative Candidates - District 2:3,065

U.S. Representative Candidates - District 3VotesPercentage
Republican
Zach Nunn1,80743.6%
Democratic
Cindy Axne2,33956.4%
Total Votes Cast for U.S. Representative Candidates - District 3:4,146

U.S. Representative Candidates - District 4VotesPercentage
Republican
Randy Feenstra2,45663.4%
Democratic
Ryan Melton89523.1%
Liberty Party Caucus
Bryan Jack Holder52213.5%
Total Votes Cast for U.S. Representative Candidates - District 4:3,873

 

 

2022 Iowa Spring Straw Poll

U.S. SenatorVotesPercentage
Republican
Jim Carlin2,34523.1%
Chuck Grassley4,05239.9%
Democratic
Abby Finkenauer1,95219.2%
Michael Franken8088.0%
Glenn Hurst1,0029.9%
Total Votes Cast for U.S. Senator:10,159

U.S. Representative - District 1VotesPercentage
Republican
Mariannette Miller-Meeks1,45464.1%
Democratic
Christina Bohannan81535.9%
Total Votes Cast for U.S. Representative - District 1:2,269

U.S. Representative - District 2VotesPercentage
Republican
Ashley Hinson1,84069.0%
Democratic
Liz Mathis82831.0%
Total Votes Cast for U.S. Representative - District 2:2,668

U.S. Representative - District 3VotesPercentage
Republican
Nicole Hasso60828.1%
Gary Leffler47421.9%
Zach Nunn45321.0%
Democratic
Cindy Axne62528.9%
Total Votes Cast for U.S. Representative - District 3:2,160

U.S. Representative - District 4VotesPercentage
Republican
Randy Feenstra1,95965.9%
Democratic
Ryan Melton56118.9%
Liberty Caucus
Bryan Jack Holder45415.3%
Total Votes Cast for U.S. Representative - District 4:2,974

GovernorVotesPercentage
Republican
Kim Reynolds6,40463.0%
Democratic
Deidre DeJear2,85528.1%
Libertarian
Rick Stewart9108.9%
Total Votes Cast for Governor:10,169

 

 

2020 Iowa Youth Straw Poll

President/Vice PresidentVotesPercentage
Republican
Donald J. Trump/Michael R. Pence21,84452.9%
Democratic
Joseph R. Biden/Kamala D. Harris14,37934.8%
Alliance Party
Roque Rocky De La Fuente/Darcy G. Richardson1730.4%
Constitution Party of Iowa
Don Blankenship/William Alan Mohr1910.5%
Genealogy Know Your Family History
Ricki Sue King/Dayna R. Chandler2240.5%
Green
Howie Hawkins/Angela Nicole Walker4031.0%
Libertarian
Jo Jorgensen/Jeremy Cohen3630.9%
No Party
Brock Pierce/Karla Ballard2120.5%
Kanye West/Michelle Tidball3,4868.4%
Total Votes Cast for President/Vice President:41,275

United States SenatorVotesPercentage
Republican
Joni Ernst19,88751.6%
Democratic
Theresa Greenfield15,24539.5%
Libertarian
Rick Stewart1,9185.0%
No Party
Suzanne Herzog1,5274.0%
Total Votes Cast for United States Senator:38,577

United States Representative - District 1VotesPercentage
Republican
Ashley Hinson5,78554.7%
Democratic
Abby Finkenauer4,79345.3%
Total Votes Cast for United States Representative - District 1:10,578

United States Representative - District 2VotesPercentage
Republican
Mariannette Miller-Meeks3,76552.1%
Democratic
Rita R. Hart3,46347.9%
Total Votes Cast for United States Representative - District 2:7,228

United States Representative - District 3VotesPercentage
Republican
David Young5,45845.2%
Democratic
Cindy Axne5,85848.5%
Libertarian
Bryan Jack Holder7616.3%
Total Votes Cast for United States Representative - District 3:12,077

United States Representative - District 4VotesPercentage
Republican
Randy Feenstra5,38867.4%
Democratic
J.D. Scholten2,60232.6%
Total Votes Cast for United States Representative - District 4:7,990

 

 

Spring 2020 Iowa Youth Straw Poll

U.S. President CandidatesVotesPercentage
Republican
Donald Trump9,00491.5%
Joe Walsh4975.1%
Bill Weld3383.4%
Democratic
Michael Bennet1650.9%
Joe Biden2,02511.3%
Michael Bloomberg2211.2%
Pete Buttigieg3,14717.5%
Tom Steyer1,80110.0%
John Delaney1300.7%
Tulsi Gabbard3902.2%
Amy Klobuchar5002.8%
Deval Patrick1070.6%
Bernie Sanders3,65320.3%
Elizabeth Warren1,7289.6%
Andrew Yang4,10222.8%
Total Votes Cast for U.S. President Candidates:27,808

U.S. Senate CandidatesVotesPercentage
Republican
Joni Ernst10,665100.0%
Democratic
Michael Franken2,27019.5%
Kimberly Graham3,74632.2%
Theresa Greenfield2,29219.7%
Eddie Mauro1,77715.3%
Cal Woods1,53513.2%
Total Votes Cast for U.S. Senate Candidates:22,285

U.S. Representative Candidates - District 1VotesPercentage
Republican
Thomas Hansen1,30843.0%
Ashley Hinson1,12437.0%
Darren White60920.0%
Democratic
Abby Finkenauer3,863100.0%
Total Votes Cast for U.S. Representative Candidates - District 1:6,904

U.S. Representative Candidates - District 2VotesPercentage
Republican
Mariannette Miller-Meeks90340.9%
Bobby Schilling1,30559.1%
Democratic
Rita Hart1,331100.0%
Total Votes Cast for U.S. Representative Candidates - District 2:3,539

U.S. Representative Candidates - District 3VotesPercentage
Republican
Bill Schafer1,03529.7%
David Young2,45070.3%
Democratic
Cindy Axne3,877100.0%
Total Votes Cast for U.S. Representative Candidates - District 3:7,362

U.S. Representative Candidates - District 4VotesPercentage
Republican
Randy Feenstra53312.2%
Steve King2,84765.1%
Bret Richards4019.2%
Jeremy Taylor59113.5%
Democratic
J.D. Scholten1,062100.0%
Total Votes Cast for U.S. Representative Candidates - District 4:5,434

Will you register to vote when you are old enough?VotesPercentage
Yes19,14385.3%
No3,29914.7%
Total Votes Cast for Will you register to vote when you are old enough?:22,442

 

 

Fall 2019 Iowa Youth Straw Poll

U.S. President CandidatesVotesPercentage
Republican
Mark Sanford3583.9%
Donald Trump8,36891.3%
Joe Walsh2652.9%
Bill Weld1761.9%
Democratic
Michael Bennet4573.0%
Joe Biden1,86412.4%
Cory Booker3482.3%
Steve Bullock1551.0%
Pete Buttigieg1,72711.5%
Julian Castro4362.9%
Tom Steyer1,0436.9%
John Delaney1931.3%
Tulsi Gabbard2881.9%
Kamala Harris5763.8%
Amy Klobuchar4463.0%
Wayne Messam1220.8%
Beto O'Rourke3512.3%
Bernie Sanders3,72224.7%
Joe Sestak1100.7%
Elizabeth Warren1,2488.3%
Marianne Williamson1891.3%
Andrew Yang1,78711.9%
Total Votes Cast for U.S. President Candidates:24,229

U.S. Senate CandidatesVotesPercentage
Republican
Joni Ernst11,089100.0%
Democratic
Michael Franken1,47713.7%
Kimberly Graham4,10037.9%
Theresa Greenfield2,25320.8%
Eddie Mauro2,98927.6%
Total Votes Cast for U.S. Senate Candidates:21,908

U.S. Representative Candidates - District 1VotesPercentage
Republican
Thomas Hansen1,54458.1%
Ashley Hinson1,11341.9%
Democratic
Abby Finkenauer2,715100.0%
Total Votes Cast for U.S. Representative Candidates - District 1:5,372

U.S. Representative Candidates - District 2VotesPercentage
Republican
Mariannette Miller-Meeks99438.9%
Bobby Schilling1,56461.1%
Democratic
Rita Hart1,340100.0%
Total Votes Cast for U.S. Representative Candidates - District 2:3,898

U.S. Representative Candidates - District 3VotesPercentage
Republican
Bill Schafer1,02129.2%
David Young2,47470.8%
Democratic
Cindy Axne2,764100.0%
Total Votes Cast for U.S. Representative Candidates - District 3:6,259

U.S. Representative Candidates - District 4VotesPercentage
Republican
Randy Feenstra57512.3%
Steve King2,68957.5%
Bret Richards78216.7%
Jeremy Taylor63313.5%
Democratic
J.D. Scholten1,214100.0%
Total Votes Cast for U.S. Representative Candidates - District 4:5,893

Will you register to vote when you are old enough?VotesPercentage
Yes19,73786.7%
No3,01813.3%
Total Votes Cast for Will you register to vote when you are old enough?:22,755

 

 

Fall 2018 Iowa Youth Straw Poll

Governor/Lt. GovernorPartyVotesPercentage
Kim Reynolds/Adam GreggRepublican19,00446.6%
Fred Hubbell/Rita R HartDemocratic15,54138.1%
Jake Porter/Lynne GentryLibertarian2,8607.0%
Gary Siegwarth/Natalia BlaskovichClear Water Party of Iowa3,3808.3%
U.S. Representative Candidates - District 1PartyVotesPercentage
Rod BlumRepublican5,81347.5%
Abby FinkenauerDemocratic5,44544.5%
Troy HagemanLibertarian9727.9%
U.S. Representative Candidates - District 2PartyVotesPercentage
Christopher PetersRepublican2,85742.1%
Dave LoebsackDemocratic2,60638.4%
Mark David StraussLibertarian6499.6%
Daniel Clark6679.8%
U.S. Representative Candidates - District 3PartyVotesPercentage
David YoungRepublican5,70545.3%
Cindy AxneDemocratic4,66537.0%
Bryan Jack HolderLibertarian7045.6%
Paul KnuppGreen Party4143.3%
Mark Elworth, Jr.Legal Medical Now6815.4%
Joe Grandanette4313.4%
U.S. Representative Candidates - District 4PartyVotesPercentage
Steve KingRepublican4,44753.3%
J.D. ScholtenDemocratic2,85534.2%
Charles AldrichLibertarian5536.6%
Edward Peterson4905.9%
Will you register to vote when you are old enough?VotesPercentage
Yes31,05884.1%
No5,85515.9%

 

 

Spring 2018 Youth Straw Poll

GovernorPartyVotesPercentage
Kim ReynoldsRepublican2,72542.0%
Nate BoultonDemocratic4987.7%
Cathy GlassonDemocratic65110.0%
Fred HubbellDemocratic88913.7%
Andrea Andy McGuireDemocratic2353.6%
John NorrisDemocratic5288.1%
Ross WilburnDemocratic5107.9%
Marco BattagliaLibertarian1322.0%
Jake PorterLibertarian3174.9%
U.S. Representative Candidates - District 1PartyVotesPercentage
Rod BlumRepublican98153.2%
Abby FinkenauerDemocratic57030.9%
Thomas HeckrothDemocratic1216.6%
George RamseyDemocratic1226.6%
Courtney L. RoweDemocratic492.7%
U.S. Representative Candidates - District 2PartyVotesPercentage
Christopher PetersRepublican49947.9%
Dave LoebsackDemocratic54252.1%
U.S. Representative Candidates - District 3PartyVotesPercentage
David YoungRepublican61353.4%
Cindy AxneDemocratic17215.0%
Pete D'AlessandroDemocratic1049.1%
Eddie J. MauroDemocratic14612.7%
Bryan Jack HolderLibertarian1129.8%
U.S. Representative Candidates - District 4PartyVotesPercentage
Cyndi HansonRepublican21911.0%
Steve KingRepublican82942.6%
Leann JacobsenDemocratic20810.4%
John PaschenDemocratic33516.8%
J.D. ScholtenDemocratic26213.1%
Charles AldrichLibertarian924.6%

 

 

2017 Youth Straw Poll

Use and sale of fireworksVotesPercentage
Yes17,85576.5%
No2,96412.7%
Undecided2,52410.8%
Favorite School SubjectVotesPercentage
Math5,67822.1%
Reading3,31512.9%
Science4,23716.5%
Social Studies7,47229.1%
Other4,99119.4%
Favorite State UniversityVotesPercentage
Iowa10,99349.1%
Iowa State7,48533.5%
Northern Iowa2,0999.4%
Other1,7998.0%
Favorite SuperheroVotesPercentage
Ant-Man5242.3%
Batman3,47015.4%
Captain America1,8668.3%
Flash2,42310.8%
Incredible Hulk1,1555.1%
Iron Man1,4636.5%
Spiderman2,66011.8%
Superman1,5006.7%
Thor1,1845.3%
Wonder Woman2,71512.1%
X-Men5892.6%
Other2,96913.2%

 

 

2016 Youth Straw Poll

President/Vice PresidentPartyVotesPercentage
Hillary Clinton/Tim KaineDemocratic20,63335.5%
Donald J. Trump/Michael R. PenceRepublican26,76646.1%
Darrell L. Castle/Scott N. BradleyConstitution Party5170.9%
Gary Johnson/Bill WeldLibertarian Party4,2557.3%
Lynn Kahn/Jay StolbaNew Independent Party5450.9%
Gloria La Riva/Dennis J. BanksParty for Socialism and Liberation3480.6%
Jill Stein/Ajamu BarakaIowa Green Party2,1863.8%
Dan R. Vacek/Mark G. ElworthLegal Marijuana Now1,6472.8%
Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente/Michael SteinbergNominated by Petition5871.0%
Evan McMullin/Nathan JohnsonNominated by Petition5971.0%
United States SenatorPartyVotesPercentage
Charles E. GrassleyRepublican29,03362.0%
Patty JudgeDemocratic11,90725.4%
Charles AldrichLibertarian2,4425.2%
Jim HennagerNew Independent Party2,3194.9%
Michael Luick-ThramsNominated by Petition1,1592.5%
U.S. Representative Candidates - District 1PartyVotesPercentage
Rod BlumRepublican7,26159.4%
Monica VernonDemocratic4,95440.6%
U.S. Representative Candidates - District 2PartyVotesPercentage
Dave LoebsackDemocratic3,30550.1%
Christopher PetersRepublican3,29449.9%
U.S. Representative Candidates - District 3PartyVotesPercentage
Jim MowrerDemocratic4,32130.7%
David YoungRepublican7,95556.6%
Bryan Jack HolderLibertarian8115.8%
Claudia AddyNominated by Petition5984.3%
Joe GrandanetteNominated by Petition3712.6%
U.S. Representative Candidates - District 4PartyVotesPercentage
Steve KingRepublican9,17574.8%
Kim WeaverDemocratic3,08725.2%

 

 

2016 Iowa Youth Presidential Straw Poll

Democratic Presidential NominationPartyVotesPercentage
Hillary ClintonDemocrat15,15129.9%
Martin O’MalleyDemocrat5,07010.0%
Bernie SandersDemocrat27,24753.8%
Other/Write-InDemocrat3,1466.2%
Republican Presidential NominationPartyVotesPercentage
Jeb BushRepublican3,6096.6%
Ben CarsonRepublican9,72117.9%
Chris ChristieRepublican9121.7%
Ted CruzRepublican8,16515.0%
Carly FiorinaRepublican1,7703.3%
Jim GilmoreRepublican2560.5%
Mike HuckabeeRepublican8521.6%
John KasichRepublican6001.1%
Rand PaulRepublican1,8293.4%
Marco RubioRepublican10,22818.8%
Rick SantorumRepublican3660.7%
Donald TrumpRepublican13,46724.8%
Other/Write-InRepublican2,5524.7%

 

 

2015 Iowa Youth Caucus

Democratic Presidential NominationPartyVotesPercentage
Lincoln ChafeeDemocrat00
Hillary ClintonDemocrat14714.3%
Martin O’MalleyDemocrat24423.8%
Bernie SandersDemocrat55153.8%
Jim WebbDemocrat00
Other/Write-InDemocrat838.1%
Republican Presidential NominationPartyVotesPercentage
Jeb BushRepublican747.2%
Ben CarsonRepublican24423.8%
Chris ChristieRepublican262.5%
Ted CruzRepublican868.4%
Mark EversonRepublican00
Carly FiorinaRepublican525.1%
Jim GilmoreRepublican00
Lindsey GrahamRepublican80.8%
Mike HuckabeeRepublican131.3%
Bobby JindalRepublican90.9%
John KasichRepublican252.4%
George PatakiRepublican80.8%
Rand PaulRepublican14113.7%
Marco RubioRepublican14914.5%
Rick SantorumRepublican232.2%
Donald TrumpRepublican15314.9%
Other/Write-InRepublican151.5%

 

 

2014 Mock Election

U.S. Senate CandidatesPartyVotes% of Votes
Joni ErnstRepublican1,74642.2%
Bruce BraleyDemocrat1,61539.0%
Bob QuastBob Quast for Term Limits2335.6%
Rick StewartIndependent2676.4%
Douglas ButzierLibertarian1443.5%
Ruth Smith1363.3%
U.S. Representative Candidates - District 1PartyVotes% of Votes
Rod BlumRepublican33949.2%
Pat MurphyDemocrat35050.8%
U.S. Representative Candidates - District 2PartyVotes% of Votes
Mariannette Miller-MeeksRepublican41345.9%
Dave LoebsackDemocrat48654.1%
U.S. Representative Candidates - District 3PartyVotes% of Votes
David YoungRepublican68460.1%
Staci AppelDemocrat32328.4%
Edward B. WrightLibertarian847.4%
Bryan Jack Holder484.2%
U.S. Representative Candidates - District 4PartyVotes% of Votes
Steve KingRepublican92671.5%
Jim MowrerDemocrat37028.5%
Governor CandidatesPartyVotes% of Votes
Terry E. Branstad/Kim ReynoldsRepublican3,12164.5%
Jack Hatch/Monica VernonDemocrat1,12323.2%
Jonathan R. Narcisse/Michael L. RichardsIowa Party2755.7%
Lee Deakins Hieb/Tim WatsonLibertarian2014.2%
Jim Hennager/Mary Margaret KriegNew Independent Party Iowa1212.5%
Secretary of State CandidatesPartyVotes% of Votes
Paul D. PateRepublican1,60742.4%
Brad AndersonDemocrat1,45338.4%
Jake PorterLibertarian39910.5%
Spencer HighlandNew Independent Party Iowa3288.7%
Auditor of State CandidatesPartyVotes% of Votes
Mary MosimanRepublican2,13557.5%
Jonathan NeiderbachDemocrat1,58142.5%
Treasurer of State CandidatesPartyVotes% of Votes
Sam ClovisRepublican1,71646.1%
Michael L. FitzgeraldDemocrat1,52541.0%
Keith A. LaubeLibertarian47812.9%
Secretary of Agriculture CandidatesPartyVotes% of Votes
Bill NortheyRepublican2,16957.2%
Sherrie TahaDemocrat1,14530.2%
Levi BenningNew Independent Party Iowa47512.5%
Attorney General CandidatesPartyVotes% of Votes
Adam GreggRepublican2,05253.5%
Tom MillerDemocrat1,78546.5%

 

 

2013 Mock Election

Candidate for Mayor % of Votes
Fred Hoiberg 54.26
Fran McCaffery 45.74
Write In Candidate 0.00
Candidates for City Council % of Votes
Norman Bourlaug 32.56
Johnny Carson 21.71
Simon Estes 19.77
Ola Babcock 25.97
Write in Candidates 0.00

 

 

2012 Mock Election

Presidential Candidate Party Votes %
Mitt Romney / Paul Ryan Republican Party 3,847 39.86%
Barack Obama / Joe Biden Democrat Party 5,224 54.12%
Virgil Goode / Jim Clymer Constitution Party 74 0.77%
Jill Stein / Cheri Honkala Iowa Green Party 125 1.30%
Gary Johnson / James Gray Libertarian Party 171 1.77%
Gloria LaRiva / Stefanie Beacham Party of Socialism and Liberation 64 0.66%
James Harris / Alyson Kennedy Socialist Workers Party 62 0.64%
Jerry Litzel / Jim Litzel Nominated by Petition 85 0.88%
District Congressional Candidate Party Votes %
1st Ben Lange Republican Party 869 40.44%
1st Bruce Braley Democrat Party 1,149 53.47%
1st Gregory Hughes Nominated by Petition 54 2.51%
1st George Todd Krail II Nominated by Petition 77 3.58%

2nd John Archer Republican Party 428 44.31%
2nd Dave Loebsack Democrat Party 524 54.24%
2nd Alan Aversa Nominated by Petition 14 1.45%

3rd Tom Latham Republican Party 1,321 53.63%
3rd Leonard Boswell Democrat Party 993 40.32%
3rd David Rosenfeld Socialist Workers Party 75 3.05%
3rd Scott G. Batcher Nominated by Petition 74 3%

4th Steve King Republican Party 1,405 55.93%
4th Christie Vilsack Democrat Party 948 37.74%
4th Martin James Monroe Nominated by Petition 159 6.33%