Iowa Opinion Spotlight

POLL: Did You Vote In-Person?

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Election officials were reporting plenty of in-person voting Tuesday even after receiving record numbers of early votes. Lines stretched down the block at the Epworth United Methodist Church in Council Bluffs, where voters were waiting up to two hours to cast ballots. Nearly a million...
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POLL: Do You Think Trump Would Have Been Wise To Hold More Drive-In Rallies Considering The Number Of Covid Infections Stemming From His Rallies Without Social Distancing Or Other Health And Safety Protocols?

Des Moines, Iowa (RI) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was in Des Moines Friday afternoon to deliver his closing pitch to Iowans — at a drive-in rally on the state fairgrounds. (as said) “It’s time for us to stand up, take back our democracy,” Biden said, as car horns...

POLL: Do You Believe The University Of Iowa Should Fire Coach Ferentz'S?

IOWA CITY, Iowa (IOWA'S NEWS NOW) — The University of Iowa could soon face a multi-million-dollar lawsuit from several former Black football players. That's according to a legal exchange first reported by The Des Moines Register. Eight former players are now working with Tulsa civil rights attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons. In a long letter to the university, Solomon-Simmons outlined several demands from the former players, who alleged racial discrimination during their time in the football program.

POLL: Do You Agree With The Billboard'S Message?

President Donald Trump will be coming back to Iowa for what is likely the final time before the election on November 3. While many have already voted in Iowa via mail in ballot or absentee, there's still a large number of undecided voters. Even though Iowa isn't listed as a battleground state in a new New York Times article, it's still an important state for the president who won Iowa in 2016. But just because he won four years ago, doesn't mean everyone is excited to see him...

POLL: Do You Believe That Iowa Homes Can Stand Up To An "Inland Hurricane?"?

DES MOINES, Iowa, Sep 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — One thing Iowans are familiar with is wild weather, says the Iowa Manufactured Homes Association (IMHA). Positioned in the heart of the Midwest, Iowa’s weather ranges from extreme cold and snow to temperatures in the triple digits. And let’s not forget tornadoes. Iowans see virtually everything mother nature can throw, but on August 10, 2020, the state was in for a record-setting weather incident.

POLL: Would You Go On The Iaf Tour?

DES MOINES –Don’t miss Iowa Architectural Foundation’s (IAF) one-day-only architectural walking tour, Reaching New Heights — that celebrates iconic 1970s architecture downtown Des Moines. The outdoor tour on Saturday, October 10, is part of modern architecture advocate Docomomo’s US National Tour Day, this year themed “The ‘70s Turn 50.”. Reaching...

POLL: Do You Think The Emergency Measure Approved By Lawmakers Will Ensure That A Higher Number Of People Will Be Able To Cast Their Votes?

DES MOINES — Lawmakers approved emergency authority Friday allowing election officials to get a leg up in coping with an expected crush of absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 election. Expecting many more voters than usual to cast ballots absentee rather than go in-person to the polls during the COVID-19...
Iowa Opinion Spotlight

POLL: Do You Think This Year'S Polls Are More Accurate?

DES MOINES, Iowa — President Donald Trump won Iowa in 2016 by nearly 10 points, but new polls continue to show a neck-and-neck 2020 presidential race in the Hawkeye State. Trump's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, was at the downtown Des Moines Marriott and spoke with KCCI. She said she doesn't believe in polls, but KCCI's political analyst Dennis Goldford said all the evidence points to Iowa being a close state.

POLL: Have You Done Cross Country?

After a lengthy absence from the competitive courses, the Van Meter boys cross country team was back at it as they took on the Tiger Invitational in Adel Monday, Sept. 21. Among a 10 team field that included three ranked foes in North Polk (third in Class 3A), Des Moines Christian (eighth in Class 2A) and the host Tigers (10th in Class 3A), a depleted Van Meter placed fifth overall. Making that placement possible, four runners clocked in top-40 times for the meet.

POLL: Should Felons Get The Right To Vote In Iowa?

DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate estimates the governor’s order on felon voting rights may impact about 35,000 Iowans. Pate says the Department of Corrections has given his office a list of Iowans with felony convictions who are covered by the governor’s order and can become a registered voter.

POLL: Do You Think Iowans Are Doing Okay At Social Distancing?

DES MOINES — Iowans rank low in one category and high in another in a study of how well we’re staying socially distanced during the pandemic. The report analyzed publicly-available cell phone location data to determine the frequency people interact with other people — or at least when their phones are near other phones. Sean Lansing, spokesman for TOP Data, says they compared figures from a year ago, the pre-COVID times, to today.