January 22, 2020
Politics

Poll: 6 Percent of Iowa Voters Say Impeachment Is Most Important Issue

A new poll found that about 6 percent of voters in Iowa, a key caucus state, think that the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is the top issue facing the nation.

The poll, conducted by Iowa Emerson College, found that overwhelmingly, 33 percent of voters thought the economy was the top issue.

Another 19 percent believed that health care was the most important issue, while 10 percent said social issues are the top issue.

Among Democratic voters, 25 percent said health care was the top issue, while 17 percent said the economy, and 14 percent said the environment were the top issues, respectively.

The poll found that among Republicans, 55 percent viewed the economy as the main issue. Fourteen percent said immigration was the main issue.

Iowa is the first caucus state of the 2020 presidential election.

President Donald Trump arrives for a “Keep America Great” Campaign Rally at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on Oct. 17, 2019. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

“The most important issue for voters in Iowa in deciding for whom to vote for president is the economy at 33%, followed by healthcare at 19% and social issues at 10%. Impeachment ranked 7 out of 9 at 6%, ahead of education at 5% and foreign policy at 3%. Among Democrats, the most important issue is health care at 25%, followed by the economy at 17% and the environment at 14%. The majority of Republicans (55%) identify the economy as the most important issue, followed by immigration at 14%. Independents are split between the economy (27%) and healthcare (24%),” the poll stated.

The head of Emerson Polling, Spencer Kimball, said that Democrats have their work cut out for them.

“The Democrats have some work to do in Iowa convincing voters that impeachment is a top priority of Congress; 67% of Democrats in Iowa support impeaching the president, but only 10% identify it as the most important issue in deciding their vote for president,” he said.

The poll also found that 42 percent of voters support impeachment.

It comes as Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signaled that hes not interested in dragging out the impeachment process against Trump.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Oct. 15, 2019. (Andrew Harnik/AP Photo)

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