Iowa State Profile

Election Schedule

State Primary:2014-6-3

Election Vitals

Governor:Terry Branstad (R) re-election 2014
Senator:Tom Harkin (D) re-election 2014
Senator:Chuck Grassley (R) re-election 2016
U.S. House: 3 D, 2 R

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 48.5%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 49.5%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 38.6%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 51.3%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 45.9%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 53.3%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 54.7%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 44.5%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 43.3%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 37.3%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 50.3%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 39.9%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 48.5%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 48.2%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 49.3%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 50.0%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 54.2%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 44.6%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 52.2%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 46.4%

Previous Election Results, other races

1996 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Harkin Democratic 634,166 51.8%
Jim Lightfoot Republican 571,807 46.7%
Sue Atkinson Independent 9,768 0.8%
Fred Gratzon Natural law 4,248 0.3%
Joe Sulentic Independent 1,941 0.2%
Shirley Pena Socialist wrkr 1,844 0.2%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Lightfoot Republican 101,608 61.5%
Maggie Tinsman Republican 40,955 24.8%
Steve Grubbs Republican 22,554 13.7%
1998 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Vilsack Democratic 500,231 52.3%
Jim Lightfoot Republican 444,787 46.5%
Jim Hennager Reform 5,606 0.6%
Jim Schaefer Natural law 3,144 0.3%
Mark Kennis Independent 2,006 0.2%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Vilsack Democratic 59,130 51.4%
Mark McCormick Democratic 55,950 48.6%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Lightfoot Republican 113,499 70.0%
David Oman Republican 35,402 21.8%
Paul Pate Republican 13,299 8.2%
1998 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Chuck Grassley Republican 648,480 68.4%
David Osterberg Democratic 289,049 30.5%
Susan Marcus Natural law 7,561 0.8%
Margaret Trowe Socialist wrkr 2,542 0.3%
2002 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Vilsack Democratic 540,449 52.7%
Doug Gross Republican 456,612 44.6%
Jay Robinson Green 14,628 1.4%
Clyde Cleveland Libertarian 13,098 1.3%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Doug Gross Republican 71,478 35.9%
Steve Sukup Republican 64,490 32.4%
Bob Vander Plaat Republican 63,077 31.7%
2002 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Harkin Democratic 554,278 54.2%
Greg Ganske Republican 447,892 43.8%
Timothy Harthan Green 11,340 1.1%
Richard Moore Libertarian 8,864 0.9%
2002 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Greg Ganske Republican 116,229 59.0%
Bill Salier Republican 80,700 41.0%
2004 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Chuck Grassley Republican 1,038,175 70.2%
Arthur Small Democratic 412,365 27.9%
Christy Welty Libertarian 15,218 1.0%
Daryl Northrop Green 11,121 0.8%
Edwin Fruit Socialist wrkr 1,874 0.1%
2006 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Chet Culver Democratic 569,021 54.1%
Jim Nussle Republican 467,425 44.4%
Wendy Barth Green 7,850 0.7%
Kevin Litten Libertarian 5,735 0.5%
Mary Martin Socialist wrkr 1,974 0.2%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Chet Culver Democratic 58,131 39.1%
Mike Blouin Democratic 50,728 34.1%
Ed Fallon Democratic 38,253 25.7%
Sal Mohamed Democratic 1,545 1.0%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Nussle Republican 73,975 100.0%
2008 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Harkin Democratic 941,665 62.7%
Christopher Reed Republican 560,006 37.3%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Harkin Democratic 90,785 100.0%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Christopher Reed Republican 24,964 35.5%
George Eichhorn Republican 24,390 34.6%
Steve Rathje Republican 21,062 29.9%
2010 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Terry Branstad Republican 592,494 52.9%
Chet Culver Democratic 484,798 43.3%
Jonathan Narcisse All others 20,859 1.9%
Eric Cooper Libertarian 14,398 1.3%
Gregory Hughes Independent 3,884 0.3%
David Rosenfeld Socialist wrkr 2,757 0.2%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Chet Culver Democratic 56,293 100.0%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Terry Branstad Republican 114,450 50.3%
Bob Vander Plaats Republican 93,058 40.9%
Rod Roberts Republican 19,896 8.7%
2010 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Chuck Grassley Republican 718,215 64.4%
Roxanne Conlin Democratic 371,686 33.3%
John Heiderscheit Libertarian 25,290 2.3%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Roxanne Conlin Democratic 52,715 77.8%
Bob Krause Democratic 8,728 12.9%
Thomas Fiegen Democratic 6,357 9.4%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Chuck Grassley Republican 197,194 100.0%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jack Hatch Democratic 60,385 100.0%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Terry Branstad Republican 129,752 83.1%
Tom Hoefling Republican 26,299 16.9%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bruce Braley Democratic 62,600 100.0%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joni Ernst Republican 88,535 56.2%
Sam Clovis Republican 28,418 18.0%
Mark Jacobs Republican 26,523 16.8%
Matt Whitaker Republican 11,884 7.5%
Scott Schaben Republican 2,233 1.4%

State Demographics

Population 3,074,186
Percentage White 91.7%
Percentage Black 3.0%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 0.3%
Percentage Asian 1.8%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.1%
Percentage Mixed Race 2.0%
Percentage Other Race 1.2%
 
Percentage Hispanic 5.2%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 88.0%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 2.9%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 0.6%
 
Median Household Income $50,957
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 46.8%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 12.7%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 10.0%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 19.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 77.2%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 0.8%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 15.3%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 50.6%
Percentage with a College Degree 26.3%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 34.1%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 23.7%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 16.3%
 
Unemployment rate 4.5%
Unemployment figures as of 2014-10
Unemployment Monthly Change -0.1%
 
Percentage Married Couples 51.0%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 19.5%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.2%

Last updated 12:16am December 19, 2014