Day One Results from the Secretary’s State Fair Presidential Straw Poll

Written by Theresa Rose on August 14, 2015

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is conducting a Presidential Straw Poll throughout the Iowa State Fair. Fairgoers can participate in the poll via iPads at the Secretary of State’s booth inside the Varied Industries Building at the State Fairgrounds.
Below are the results from the first day of polling:

Lincoln Chafee-0%

Hillary Clinton-36%

Martin O’Malley-14%

Bernie Sanders-50%

Jim Webb-0%


Jeb Bush-7%

Ben Carson-26%

Chris Christie-1%

Ted Cruz-4%

Mark Everson-0%

Carly Fiorina-7%

Jim Gilmore-0%

Lindsay Graham-1%

Mike Huckabee-9%

Bobby Jindal-4%

John Kasich-2%

George Pataki-1%

Rand Paul-3%

Rick Perry-1%

Marco Rubio-2%

Donald Trump-22%

Scott Walker-9%

State Fairgoers were also polled on their Most Anticipated Fair Attraction. Below are those results from the first day:

Butter Cow-13%



Musical acts-9%


Politicians’ speeches-10%


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

“We hope the Straw Poll will draw people to our booth, where Iowans can also register to vote,” Secretary Paul Pate said. “Increasing voter participation is one of the primary functions of my office. I want all eligible Iowans to fulfill their civic duty and exercise their right to vote.”