Donald Trump could not believe the poll results he saw from this one key 2020 state
The battleground states for the 2020 presidential election are coming into focus.
Democrats need to claw back states Donald Trump won in 2016 in order to win the White House.
And Donald Trump could not believe the poll results he saw from this one key 2020 state.
One state liberals zeroed in on for 2020 was Iowa.
Barack Obama easily carried Iowa twice and Democrats thought the Hawkeye state was ripe to flip back to blue in 2020 because farmers would turn their back on President Trump due to his trade war with China.
China cut back on agricultural product purchases because of President Trump fighting to end years of the Chinese taking advantage of America.
But Democrats’ hopes for a win in Iowa took a huge hit when a brand new poll from Emerson College showed President Trump leading both Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren.
The Hill reports:
President Trump holds a slim lead in Iowa over former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in hypothetical match-ups, according to a new poll.
The survey by Emerson College found that 51 percent of registered voters said they would choose Trump over Biden. Respondents favored Trump by the same 51 percent-49 percent margin in a match-up against Warren.
The reverse was the case for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Fifty-one percent of voters said they would pick him over Trump, who garnered 49 percent support.
The results of all three match-ups fell within the poll’s 3.2 percentage-point margin of error.
President Trump gambled that farmers would take a temporary hit in order to secure long term gains in the form of a fairer trade with China that benefits American workers.
That paid off when the President announced phase one of a trade deal with China that resulted in higher levels of China agricultural purchases than before.
The President believed farmers would place patriotism over profit and he is being rewarded in Iowa.