Iowa

Iowa

Iowa is a heavily contested presidential battleground. Al Gore won the state by just 0.3 percentage points in 2000, while George W. Bush won in 2004 by 0.7 percentage points. Bush was the first GOP presidential candidate to carry Iowa in 20 years. Barack Obama won with 54% in 2008 and 52% in 2012. See 2020 primary results

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PAST RESULTS

2016 Iowa president
Candidate%Votes
Trump
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51.7%
800,983
Clinton
42.2%
653,669
Johnson
3.8%
59,186
Stein
0.7%
11,479
2018 Iowa governor
Candidate%Votes
Reynolds
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50.3%
667,275
Hubbell
47.5%
630,986
2018 Iowa house
3democrats1republican

DEMOGRAPHICS

Iowa population estimate (2019): 3.2 M
US population estimate (2019): 328.2 M

RACE

Iowa
US
White
90% IA
73% US
Hispanic or Latino
6% IA
18% US
Black or African American
4% IA
13% US
Asian
2% IA
5% US
Other
1% IA
5% US
Native American
<1% IA
<1% US
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
<1% IA
<1% US

INCOME

Iowa
US
Household median income
$58,580 IA
$60,293 US
Unemployment rate (10/2020)
3.6% IA
7.9% US
Population under federal poverty level
11% IA
14% US

EDUCATION

Iowa
US
Bachelor's degree or higher (Adults 25+)
28% IA
32% US

Notes

  • All times ET.
  • Not all candidates are listed.
  • CNN will broadcast a projected winner only after an extensive review of data from a number of sources.
  • "Flipped seat" denotes a race where the 2020 projected winner is from a different party than the previous winner or incumbent.
  • Both Maine and Nebraska allow electoral votes to be split. In Maine, two of four electoral votes go to the statewide winner and one electoral vote goes to the winner in each of the two congressional districts. In Nebraska, two of five electoral votes go to the winner of the statewide vote. One electoral vote goes to the winner in each of Nebraska's three congressional districts.