Day Five Results from Secretary Pate’s State Fair Straw Poll

Written by Theresa Rose on August 18, 2015

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is conducting a Presidential Straw Poll throughout the Iowa State Fair at his booth in the Varied Industries Building. Fairgoers can participate in the poll via iPads at the Secretary of State’s booth.
Below are the result totals from all votes cast through five days of polling. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are tied with 623 votes apiece There have been 1,315 votes cast for Democrats. 2,982 votes cast for Republicans. 82 for ‘other’:

Lincoln Chafee-1%

Hillary Clinton-47.3%

Martin O’Malley-4%

Bernie Sanders-47.3%

Jim Webb-1%


Jeb Bush-5%

Ben Carson-20%

Chris Christie-1%

Ted Cruz-7%

Mark Everson-0%

Carly Fiorina-7%

Jim Gilmore-0%

Lindsey Graham-1%

Mike Huckabee-4%

Bobby Jindal-4%

John Kasich-2%

George Pataki-0%

Rand Paul-4%

Rick Perry-2%

Marco Rubio-6%

Rick Santorum-1%

Donald Trump-29%

Scott Walker-6%

State Fairgoers were also polled today on which in-state college football team will have the best 2015 season.

Drake Bulldogs-3%

Iowa Hawkeyes-38%

Iowa State Cyclones-31%

Northern Iowa Panthers-21%


Throughout the State Fair, which runs from August 13-23, real time results are available on the Iowa Secretary of State’s website,