by Molly Prince
President Donald Trump currently has the support of an overwhelming majority of Iowa’s Republicans, according to a Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa poll released on Sunday.
The poll shows that two-thirds of Republicans in Iowa say they would “definitely vote to re-elect Trump” if the general election for president were held today.
Trump also has a positive approval rating, with 81 percent of respondents approving of his job as president thus far — alternatively, only 14 percent disapprove. Furthermore, over three-quarters of Iowa’s Republicans view him favorably.
Interestingly, the poll shows that despite the support that Trump is receiving in Iowa, the state’s Republicans would also welcome a challenge to the presidency in 2020. Sixty-three percent of respondents backed a Republican challenger, while 26 percent thought a challenger should be discouraged.
With all of the issues facing Trump, the only issue that polled underwater was his use of Twitter. When asked if it has been a good move to post “potentially inflammatory messages on Twitter on a regular basis,” only 19 percent of Republican voters agreed. More than 70 percent of respondents referred to the move as a “mistake.”
The issue most commended by respondents was sending troops from the military down to the U.S.-Mexico border in response to the migrant caravan. Over 80 percent agreed with the move, with only 12 percent dissenting.
The Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa poll was conducted between Dec. 10 and 13 with a 4.6 percent margin of error. It was composed of a sample size of 450 registered Republican voters weighted by age and congressional district.
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Molly Prince is a reporter for the Daily Caller News Foundation. Follow Molly @mollyfprince.