2020 Dems Attended Iowa State Fair, yet GOP Takes a Slim Lead in ‘Cast Your Kernel’ Poll

Carlos Barria/Reuters

The Republican Party took a slim lead in the Iowa State Fair’s “Cast Your Kernel” poll after the 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidates made their appearances at the event.

Over 66,000 kernels were cast for the two parties, with the Republicans taking the lead by just over 100 kernels. The near 50/50 split was the closest in the poll’s history.

The 24 Democratic candidates for president in the poll received 33,165 kernels compared to the two Republican candidates — President Donald Trump and former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld (R) — who received 33,280 kernels combined.

Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) led the Democratic pack, taking home 25 percent of the poll with 8,143 kernels. He was followed by South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-Ind.) with nearly 5,900 kernels and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) with just over 5,000 kernels.

At the bottom of the Democratic candidates were New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-N.Y.) with 61 kernels and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), who took home 60.

Of the two Republican candidates, the president received 97 percent of the kernels cast — raking in 32,375 — while Weld only brought in 905 kernels, or three percent of the votes cast.

The “Cast Your Kernel” poll saw its third-highest turnout ever.

In 2012, Utah Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) — the Republican candidate for president at the time — beat Democratic former President Barack Obama in a 55-45 percent split with 72,216 kernels cast.

Obama became the only Democrat to win the poll in 2008 when he defeated the late Senator John McCain (R-Az.) with 51 percent of the 48,865 kernels compared to the Arizona Republican’s 49 percent.

Additionally, Trump beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) by a wide margin with 56 percent of the 69,598 kernels cast in 2016. The former secretary of state took home 44 percent of the vote.

Many of the candidates took shots at the president while stumping at the fair, with Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) claiming that Trump has “hurt our economy.”

“This president has hurt farmers, this president has hurt our economy, this president has hurt working people,” said the New Jersey senator, who took in four percent of the kernels.

Iowa voters appear to be behind the president, however, with general election polls showing Trump beating the majority of the major 2020 Democratic candidates, outside of Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

As IJR Red previously reported, many Iowa farmers said they stood behind Trump even in the face of the trade war with China.

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“The wind from the Democrats doesn’t blow, it sucks.”

Whichever direction it’s redolent of corruption and entitlement.

General Confusion

“OUR Country does not have a King. We have a President who is elected by the people.” Confused James You see? You need to open your eyes so that you aren’t so confused. The USofA was created to get away from royal rule, although there was some internal support, at that time, for having a king. King Donald The Loser is doing everything that he can to operate as a regnant, though, and the GOP, especially since the Newt Gingrich era, ALSO has wanted a one-party state. The marriage between these two forces is ripping our country apart. The sooner… Read more »



BINGO!! I never gave any thought to where "global warming" may have originated. I believe you're on to the source of the World's problem – the DemocRATic side of the Nation's Capitol, the Commie Quad Squad and the 20-odd nitwits in their fossil fueled clown car.


James, (I’m copying your reply here because IJR sucks)
“At this point, what difference does it make? [Nada, Zilch, None, Nyet, Nein, ZERO.]”

I’m waiting for the day they predict outcomes from the grounds of Starbucks fair-trade coffee, the entrails of butchered babies, or the direction the wind blows for their wind turbines.

It blows from Washington, DC you nimrods. Surround the entire metroplex and harness the hot air. I wonder if they consider how THEY contribute to global warming.

Glenn Botts

Obviously, a lot of illegals and dead people voted for demoCROOKs in this poll?

General Confusion

“Have people learned nothing from the completely wrong polls of 2016?” I Ching

I Ching is confused.

The polls, for the most part, were pretty accurate showing that Trump could get his wish and become king. The last ten days, including Comie’s bizarre actions, couldn’t be taken into account in the previous poll numbers.


Using kernels and attendees at a state fair to represent actual voting is not just corny, but wrong. Have people learned nothing from the completely wrong polls of 2016?





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