[Ed. – A mixed message for the Republican Party from a bellwether state.]
About two-thirds of Iowa Republicans say they would vote for President Trump if the 2020 election was held today, according to a new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll.
The survey, which was released on Sunday night, found that 67 percent of the state’s Republican voters said they would vote for Trump if the election were held today. Nineteen percent of GOP voters said they would consider someone else, while 10 percent said they would definitely vote for someone else.
But the poll also reveals that 63 percent of Republican voters said that the Republican Party of Iowa should welcome challengers to compete at the Iowa 2020 caucuses. Twenty-six percent said that the Republican Party of Iowa should discourage potential candidates challenging Trump.
CNN notes that 72 percent of Republicans with college degrees say that the Iowa Republican Party should welcome challengers. In addition, it notes that the share of women (66 percent) who say they’d welcome challengers to the party caucuses is higher than men (50 percent).