Half of people in the U.S. (50%) say they have a negative impression of the 2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses, and the uncertainty that ensued there may have a lasting effect on confidence in the democratic process among the American public.
As a result of all this, 40% of Democrats now say Iowa should not maintain it's first-in-the-nation status in 2024, just 14% say it should, and 45% are unsure.
Among Democrats and Democratic leaners, 68% say they're confident in the ability of the primary process to select the best presidential candidate for their party. A large majority of Republicans (87%) say they are not confident in the Democrats' ability to select a candidate. A slight majority (55%) of independents also say they are not confident in the Democratic party's primary process to select the best presidential candidate.
Looking ahead, however, Republicans are heading into the general election brimming with confidence. More than eight in 10 Republicans and GOP leaners (82%) are confident in the presidential election system's ability to select the best candidate for the country. Democrats are pessimistic, with 64% saying they are not confident in the election process's ability to select the best president. Independents, too, lean towards a lack of confidence (57%).
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Read more about our polling methodology here.
How closely have you been following news about the Democratic primary campaign?
How likely are you to vote in a presidential primary or a caucus in 2020?
How confident are you in the ability of the Democratic party’s primary process to select the best presidential candidate for their party?
How confident are you in the U.S. presidential election system’s ability to select the best president for the country?
As you may know, Iowa has been the first state to vote in both the Democratic and Republican primaries for the past few decades. Should the Iowa caucus remain the first state on the Democratic and Republican primary calendars in 2024?
Do you have a positive or negative overall impression of the 2020 Iowa Democratic caucus that was held last Monday?
Have you been more or less engaged in politics since 2020 Iowa Democratic primary caucus?
Are you paying more or less attention to news about the Democratic primary as a result of the 2020 Iowa Democratic primary caucus?
Have you changed your mind about who you support in the presidential campaign as a result of the 2020 Iowa Democratic primary caucus?
Have you made a donation to a presidential political campaign this 2020 cycle?