Politics in Iowa Blog

By Christopher W. Larimer, University of Northern Iowa Professor of Political Science

Can “Mayor Pete” hold on?

Another week, another twist in the polls. For the first time in a poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (22 percent) is leading all candidates according to the

Can “Mayor Pete” hold on?

Another week, another twist in the polls. For the first time in a poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (22 percent) is leading all candidates according to the latest Monmouth University Poll.

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Iowa is still competitive!

As Lou Jacobson’s latest column in “Sabato’s Crystal Ball” shows, the approval rating of governors exceeds that of the president in 47 states.

On the need to “move thickly”

My mother likes to tell the story of her dramatic rescue of a monarch butterfly earlier this summer. While working in the yard she noticed the butterfly lying lifelessly on its side in the shade.

Hoping for third

A lot of attention has been given to the recent Des Moines Register Iowa Poll in which Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden are in a statistical tie for first among likely Democratic caucus-goers at 22 and 20 percent, respectively.

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