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Biden edges Warren by 10 votes in State Fair Straw Poll; Trump surpasses 96% among Republicans


This news story was published on August 19, 2019.
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DES MOINES – Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Iowa State Fair Straw Poll featured a very close race between Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren. Biden edged Warren 17.7%-17.2%, a margin of just 10 votes. Pete Buttigieg finished third, at 14%, and Bernie Sanders placed fourth, with 10% of the vote. There were 24 Democratic presidential candidates in the poll.

Donald Trump surpassed 96% among Republican presidential candidates, and 46% of the overall vote.

More than 4,000 fairgoers voted in the Straw Poll. The poll was conducted on iPads in the Iowa Secretary of State’s Fair booth.

“Historically, this Straw Poll has been a pretty good indicator of the way the races will eventually shape up, so it will be interesting to see if that holds true this time,” Secretary Pate said. “My thanks to the thousands of folks who visited our booth during the State Fair. We registered a lot of people to vote and encouraged civic engagement among Iowans of all ages.”

Among U.S. House races with primary elections, Ashley Hinson led the Republican field in the First Congressional District, with 67% of the votes. Steve Everly edged Bobby Schilling among Second District Republicans, 41%-39%. Rita Hart picked up 80% of the votes among Democrats in the Second District.

David Young was the favorite among Republicans in the Third District, with 83% of the votes. Steve King garnered 56% of the vote for Republicans in the Fourth District.

The poll ran from August 8-18. Final results are available on the Iowa Secretary of State’s website, sos.iowa.gov or by clicking here. Results are unscientific and intended for entertainment purposes only.

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16 Responses to Biden edges Warren by 10 votes in State Fair Straw Poll; Trump surpasses 96% among Republicans

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    August 23, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Democrats have never met my 1st and foremost criteria for voting…”which political party is going to take more money from me?” In doing so, that also means which party is going to take more money from family members, all the kids, our friends and even our neighbors. Add to that the burden of the cost of all the new regulations and it’s a simple conclusion. I could never vote for any Democrat. I like my family too much to do otherwise.

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    August 22, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Your tax dollars at work? – Former Vice President Joe Biden told a Democratic presidential debate audience that he would work to ensure taxpayer funding for abortion if elected.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 22, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Sleepy Joe had a whopping 75 followers at his rally in Des Moines and they all were so depressed afterwards..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 22, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Biden isn’t saying much, what he means he’s going to make Americans feel the pain! Every time he appears at his rallies his speeches are very hard to hear, he leaves everyone shaking their head

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    August 22, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Oh Joe knows how to deal with China lol how much money did your son get from them Joe? And how many trillions do you plan on adding to this country’s debt? Obama’s was how much? Your not fit to shine shoes let alone be president lmao!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 22, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Give it up Joe. You haven’t done anything in your whole life except gun free zones and how’s that working out?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 22, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Biden should be put out to pasture before he embarrasses himself even more. And Jill Biden??? You’re kidding right? Get your man out of the spotlight.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 21, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    KAG !!!!!
    TRUMP 2020

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    August 21, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    **Thank God that we have a great and an amazing President,who is the most effective on the job since he took over the office .Donald Trump is one of the best in the modern history and capable to do the impossible.America is standing strong behind the President at any time and he has my vote again for sure.

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    August 21, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    **I am ecstatically delighted and disproportionately flabbergasted with enormous gratification and appreciation for the dispensation of such a tendering and mesmerizing information in which the prestidigitation of the concurrent and subsequent matter is thoroughly demonstrated through the nuances alluding to literal and metaphorical context. It is highly imperative to note that, such is the significance of the aforementioned, distortion in any shape or form will result in catastrophic ramifications to which will be the outcome of epic proportions. I thank you for your unequivocal and Joe has lost the election before it starts with his stupid idea. #Trump2020

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    August 21, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    **Joe Biden’s “public option” healthcare plan is just another way to destroy private health insurance. That also includes getting rid of UNION health benefits. He’s no different than the rest of the radicals running for the Democrat nomination!

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    August 21, 2019 at 9:08 am

    *Joe Biden’s “public option” healthcare plan is just another way to destroy private health insurance. That also includes getting rid of UNION health benefits. He’s no different than the rest of the radicals running for the Democrat nomination!

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    August 21, 2019 at 9:07 am

    *I am ecstatically delighted and disproportionately flabbergasted with enormous gratification and appreciation for the dispensation of such a tendering and mesmerizing information in which the prestidigitation of the concurrent and subsequent matter is thoroughly demonstrated through the nuances alluding to literal and metaphorical context. It is highly imperative to note that, such is the significance of the aforementioned, distortion in any shape or form will result in catastrophic ramifications to which will be the outcome of epic proportions. I thank you for your unequivocal and Joe has lost the election before it starts with his stupid idea. #Trump2020

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    August 21, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Joe Biden’s “public option” healthcare plan is just another way to destroy private health insurance. That also includes getting rid of UNION health benefits. He’s no different than the rest of the radicals running for the Democrat nomination!

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    August 21, 2019 at 8:51 am

    I am ecstatically delighted and disproportionately flabbergasted with enormous gratification and appreciation for the dispensation of such a tendering and mesmerizing information in which the prestidigitation of the concurrent and subsequent matter is thoroughly demonstrated through the nuances alluding to literal and metaphorical context. It is highly imperative to note that, such is the significance of the aforementioned, distortion in any shape or form will result in catastrophic ramifications to which will be the outcome of epic proportions. I thank you for your unequivocal and Joe has lost the election before it starts with his stupid idea. #Trump2020

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    August 20, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    She’s bat sh!t crazy. Just the person we need to lead us into an all out global war. President Warren on the warpath. Go luck Liz.