Polls revealed that Iowa voters aren't happy about the recent move to restrict voting access and make their lives more difficult. Iowa, the first-in-the-nation caucus state, has a long history of political involvement and engagement issues. So, when the state decided to restrict voting access, people weren't happy.
The New York Times revealed a new survey from a top pollster suggesting that voters are mad about the legislation rammed through by Republicans. The law would shorten the early voting period from 29 days to 20 days and mandate that polls close at 8 p.m. instead of 9 p.m.
Iowa Republican officials said that there were no examples of voter fraud in their state, but they sought to pass the restrictions anyway.
"The fact of the matter is there are Americans across the state that have some concerns about what happened in this last election," Gov. Kim Reynolds (R-IA) told the Des Moines Register last month. "And again, I think it's imperative that it's not just understood but they feel that there's integrity in the election process and they feel that it's fair and it's done in an equitable manner."
No lawsuits questioned the validity of the Iowa vote or Iowa voters and the polls are showing that voters don't appreciate being inconvenienced by right-wing conspiracy theories.
Reynolds has already signed one of the voter suppression bills clearly without thinking to check with voters first.
The Selzer & Co. for The Des Moines Register revealed: "52 percent of Iowans were opposed to condensing the early-voting period, and 42 percent were in favor." Support was from Democrats and Independent voters and not Republicans.
Reynolds, who was just reelected isn't polling well either with voters split 46 percent approval and 47 percent disapproval.