Trump And Sen. Joni Ernst Win Iowa, Defending Key Battleground State For The GOP

Trump And Sen. Joni Ernst Win Iowa, Defending Key Battleground State For The GOP

President Donald Trump is projected to take Iowa, earning 6 more electoral votes towards the 270 needed to clinch the election.

Trump previously took Iowa in 2016 from Hillary Clinton, winning 51.1 percent of the vote compared to her 41.7 percent.

His victory in the Hawkeye State further confirms an increasing trend of working-class voters supporting the president and turning out for him in key states.

The president’s victory in the battleground state confirms what the Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll predicted in their most recent poll conducted by Selzer & Co. showing that Trump was leading Iowa by 7 percentage points over Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

This is the same number of percentage points shown in the Register’s final poll in 2016, shortly before Trump prevailed in Iowa by 9.4 points.

Both Trump and Biden made campaign visits to the state in October, with Biden visiting Des Moines on Friday and Trump holding a rally in Dubuque on Sunday, just days before Election Day.

Republican Sen. Joni Ernst also secured her seat in the Senate on Tuesday night, beating out her challenger Democrat Theresa Greenfield in one of the most crucial Senate races of the night.

Despite the Democrats’ efforts to pour money into Greenfield’s campaign to unseat Ernst, the incumbent senator pulled ahead with 51 percent of the votes with 91 percent of votes counted.

Jordan Davidson is a staff writer at The Federalist. She graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism.
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