Iowa Results


6 electoral votes
L 100% IN
Image: Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Image: Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
Gary Johnson 3.8% Jill Stein 0.7%
Projected Winner
Des MoinesDes Moines Des MoinesDes Moines
No results
Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump
Not decided


L 99% IN
Image: Chuck Grassley
Chuck Grassley
Image: Patty Judge
Patty Judge
Projected Winner

House Results

District 1 / 100% IN

Monica Vernon

District 2 / 100% IN

Dave Loebsack INCUMBENT
Christopher Peters

District 3 / 100% IN

Jim Mowrer

District 4 / 100% IN

Kim Weaver

Exit polls:


A profile of key demographics in the 2016 vote.

Exit polls:


Gender Male 47 % of voters Trump +28 336132
Female 53% Clinton +7 514431
Age 18-29 18 % of voters Trump +6 424844
30-44 23% Trump +14 385261
45-64 37% Trump +10 435321
65 or over 22% Trump +4 475110
Age 18-44 41 % of voters Trump +10 405052
45+ 59% Trump +8 445221
Race White 90 % of voters Trump +14 405431
Black 2% Not enough data ----
Hispanic/Latino 5% Clinton +37 632656
Asian 1% Not enough data ----
Other 2% Not enough data ----
Gender by race White men 43 % of voters Trump +33 316421
White women 48% Clinton +3 494631
Black men 1% Not enough data ----
Black women 1% Not enough data ----
Latino men 3% Not enough data ----
Latino women 3% Not enough data ----
All other races 2% Not enough data ----
Which best describes your education? High school or less 24 % of voters Trump +7 445122
Some college/assoc. degree 33% Trump +18 385622
College graduate 30% Trump +13 405341
Postgraduate study 14% Clinton +21 573641
College education College graduate 43 % of voters Trump +2 464841
No college degree 57% Trump +14 405422
Education by race White college graduates 40 % of voters Trump +5 444941
White no college degree 50% Trump +20 385821
Non White college graduates 3% Not enough data ----
Non White no college degree 6% Clinton +39 622369
2015 total family income: Under $30,000 15 % of voters Clinton +9 483929
$30,000 - $49,999 22% Clinton +19 563751
$50,000 - $99,999 36% Trump +16 395540
$100,000 - $199,999 21% Trump +6 434950
$200,000 - $249,999 3% Not enough data ----
$250,000 or more 3% Not enough data ----
No matter how you voted today, do you usually think of yourself as a: Democrat 31 % of voters Clinton +78 881011
Republican 34% Trump +84 69030
Independent or something else 35% Trump +13 385153
Party by gender Democratic men 12 % of voters Clinton +72 851311
Democratic women 19% Clinton +83 90720
Republican men 18% Trump +87 59230
Republican women 16% Trump +81 78830
Independent men 17% Trump +35 266155
Independent women 18% Clinton +8 504242
On most political matters, do you consider yourself: Liberal 23 % of voters Clinton +69 811224
Moderate 37% Clinton +9 514241
Conservative 40% Trump +73 118420
Religion Protestant or other Christian 58 % of voters Trump +32 316341
Catholic 20% Trump +14 42561-
Jewish 0% Not enough data ----
Something else 6% Not enough data ----
None 17% Clinton +43 652251
How often do you attend religious services? Once a week or more 31 % of voters Trump +28 336120
A few times a month 19% Trump +45 26711-
A few times a year 28% Trump +2 464852
Never 22% Clinton +40 652533
White evangelical or white born-again Christians White evangelical or white born-again Christian 34 % of voters Trump +45 25703-
All others 66% Clinton +9 514232
Are you currently married? Yes 67 % of voters Trump +20 385830
No 33% Clinton +11 544320
Gender by marital status Married men 32 % of voters Trump +37 306720
Married women 36% Trump +5 45503-
Non-married men 14% Trump +14 405441
Non-married women 19% Clinton +30 64341-
Have you ever served in the U.S. military? Yes 13 % of voters Trump +30 316117
No 87% Tie 464642
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election? In the last few days 10 % of voters Trump +22 345640
In the last week 4% Not enough data ----
In October 12% Trump +16 3551111
In September 11% Trump +18 375516
Before that 62% Clinton +3 494622
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election? In the last week 14 % of voters Trump +20 345443
Before that 84% Trump +3 454833
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election? In the last month 26 % of voters Trump +18 355372
Before that 73% Tie 474723
Which best describes your vote for president today? I strongly favor my candidate 40 % of voters Trump +7 455220
I like my candidate but with reservations 29% Trump +19 395821
I dislike the other candidates 29% Trump +19 335273
Which ONE of these four issues is the most important facing the country? Foreign policy 12 % of voters Clinton +32 623052
Immigration 12% Trump +62 188011
The economy 54% Tie 464633
Terrorism 18% Trump +21 365731
Which ONE of these four candidate qualities mattered most in deciding how you voted for president? Cares about people like me 12 % of voters Clinton +24 573363
Can bring needed change 43% Trump +77 108711
Has the right experience 19% Clinton +79 87831
Has good judgment 22% Clinton +30 582864
Should most illegal immigrants working in the United States be: Offered a chance to apply for legal status 65 % of voters Clinton +25 603530
Deported to the country they came from 29% Trump +78 10882-
Do you think immigrants to the U.S. today do more to: Help the country 56 % of voters Clinton +27 603341
Hurt the country 37% Trump +66 16822-
Overall, would you say trade with other countries: Creates more U.S. jobs 41 % of voters Clinton +1 484740
Takes away U.S. jobs 37% Trump +37 296620
Has no effect on U.S. jobs 11% Not enough data ----
In general, how do you think things work in the U.S. today? Whites are favored over minorities 30 % of voters Clinton +52 742240
Minorities are favored over whites 23% Trump +69 15841-
No group is favored 40% Trump +22 365841
Which best describes your feelings about the way the federal government is working? Enthusiastic 2 % of voters Not enough data ----
Satisfied, but not enthusiastic 26% Clinton +52 742231
Dissatisfied, but not angry 46% Trump +26 335951
Angry 24% Trump +70 118114
Which best describes your feelings about the way the federal government is working? Enthusiastic or satisfied 28 % of voters Clinton +54 752131
Dissatisfied or angry 71% Trump +41 266742
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president? Strongly approve 26 % of voters Clinton +93 95220
Somewhat approve 26% Clinton +44 642085
Somewhat disapprove 13% Trump +58 147248
Strongly disapprove 34% Trump +95 19610
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president? Approve 52 % of voters Clinton +69 801153
Disapprove 47% Trump +84 58922
Should the next president: Continue Barack Obama's policies 26 % of voters Clinton +89 9451-
Change to more conservative policies 53% Trump +76 108630
Change to more liberal policies 14% Clinton +27 613441
Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton: Favorable 41 % of voters Clinton +94 96012
Unfavorable 57% Trump +73 88153
Is your opinion of Donald Trump: Favorable 39 % of voters Trump +95 29700
Unfavorable 59% Clinton +58 731564
Do you have a favorable opinion of ... Both 1 % of voters Not enough data ----
Only Clinton 40% Clinton +94 96012
Only Trump 38% Trump +98 19900
Neither 19% Trump +21 2445159
Do you think Hillary Clinton is honest and trustworthy? Yes 33 % of voters Clinton +84 91711
No 65% Trump +65 137852
Do you think Donald Trump is honest and trustworthy? Yes 40 % of voters Trump +96 19710
No 58% Clinton +46 682252
Do you think the presidential candidates are honest and trustworthy? Both 2 % of voters Not enough data ----
Only Clinton 31% Clinton +97 98111
Only Trump 38% Trump +97 -9810
Neither 26% Trump +15 3247104
Do you think Hillary Clinton has the temperament to serve effectively as president? Yes 50 % of voters Clinton +63 781551
No 49% Trump +90 19221
Do you think Donald Trump has the temperament to serve effectively as president? Yes 43 % of voters Trump +97 09801
No 55% Clinton +55 721762
Do you think the presidential candidates have the temperament to serve effectively as president? Both 6 % of voters Not enough data ----
Only Clinton 44% Clinton +84 89450
Only Trump 37% Trump +99 -990-
Neither 11% Trump +60 56996
Do you think Hillary Clinton is qualified to serve as president? Yes 48 % of voters Clinton +81 88731
No 51% Trump +80 58544
Do you think Donald Trump is qualified to serve as president? Yes 39 % of voters Trump +95 29710
No 60% Clinton +60 741454
Do you think the presidential candidates are qualified to serve as president? Both 4 % of voters Not enough data ----
Only Clinton 44% Clinton +93 95121
Only Trump 35% Trump +98 199-0
Neither 16% Trump +38 15531313
Does Hillary Clinton's use of private email while secretary of state bother you: A lot 47 % of voters Trump +84 69020
Some 15% Clinton +21 57366-
Not much 14% Clinton +60 771751
Not at all 22% Clinton +85 9271-
Does Donald Trump's treatment of women bother you: A lot 47 % of voters Clinton +65 791440
Some 20% Trump +50 23733-
Not much 14% Trump +89 594-1
Not at all 17% Trump +95 2970-
Who would better handle the economy? Hillary Clinton 43 % of voters Clinton +89 93024
Donald Trump 52% Trump +85 59032
Who would better handle foreign policy? Hillary Clinton 51 % of voters Clinton +74 82834
Donald Trump 44% Trump +95 19611
Do you think the condition of the nation's economy is: Excellent 3 % of voters Not enough data ----
Good 33% Clinton +46 702422
Not so good 40% Trump +34 296352
Poor 23% Trump +74 108410
Compared to four years ago, is your family's financial situation: Better today 28 % of voters Clinton +43 662381
Worse today 27% Trump +71 118214
About the same 44% Clinton +6 504423
Do you think the U.S. economic system generally: Favors the wealthy 60 % of voters Clinton +7 504340
Is fair to most Americans 34% Trump +44 277100
Do you expect life for the next generation of Americans to be: Better than life today 22 % of voters Clinton +22 593701
Worse than life today 43% Trump +49 24732-
About the same 31% Clinton +18 563850
Did anyone talk to you or call you personally on behalf of either major presidential campaign about coming out to vote? Yes, for Hillary Clinton 13 % of voters Clinton +77 881111
Yes, for Donald Trump 8% Not enough data ----
Yes, for both candidates 15% Trump +11 42531-
No, not contacted by either 61% Trump +21 375840
Did anyone talk to you or call you personally on behalf of either major presidential campaign about coming out to vote? Contacted by Hillary Clinton 27 % of voters Clinton +30 633310
Not contacted by Hillary Clinton 69% Trump +30 336340
Did anyone talk to you or call you personally on behalf of either major presidential campaign about coming out to vote? Contacted by Donald Trump 23 % of voters Trump +41 28691-
Not contacted by Donald Trump 73% Trump +4 465030
In today's election for U.S. Senate, did you just vote for: Patty Judge 37 % of voters Clinton +82 88642
Chuck Grassley 60% Trump +66 158120
Population City over 50,000 28 % of voters Clinton +20 573732
Suburbs 33% Trump +9 425142
Small city and Rural 39% Trump +30 336321
Geo Stratum Code Eastern Cities 24 % of voters Clinton +5 504522
East Central 19% Trump +11 415233
Des Moines Area 24% Clinton +11 514062
Central 16% Trump +29 34631-
West 16% Trump +39 286720

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