The economy and immigration were the two main concerns of voters in Iowa on Monday, which contributed to Donald Trump’s victory. Both of these issues were particularly important to voters. According to the results of an entrance poll that was carried out by news organizations on Monday night, more than three out of every four people who attended the Iowa caucuses identified either of these problems as the one that was most important to them.
Trump’s dominating success in the Hawkeye State was aided by these factors, as he ended up winning in 98 of the state’s 99 counties. Only a half hour after the caucuses began, the Associated Press announced that they would be calling the state for Donald Trump’s . During his victory address, Trump seemed to acknowledge both of these concerns. While he was touting his status as the best candidate for pocketbooks, there was lengthy talk about immigration and cracking down on the border.
He did this, as he regularly does on the campaign trail. We are going to save our economy,” the speaker said. He made this statement during his speech in Des Moines. “We are going to save our economy,” he declared. As a whole, 38 percent of people who attended the caucus chose the economy as their primary concern, and Donald Trump’s received 52 percent of their support. Another 34 percent of voters identified immigration as their primary concern, and Trump was particularly dominant in this area, receiving 64 percent of the votes cast.
Abortion and foreign policy were the two other topics that pollsters asked about during the beginning of the campaign, and they did suggest some weaknesses for Donald Trump’s. Voters who were concerned with abortion voted for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in large numbers, while Iowans who were concerned with foreign policy poured a significant amount of their support behind former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley.
On the other hand, particularly in the context of Iowa, there were not enough voters to make a meaningful dent in the outcome. It is estimated that around two out of every ten voters chose any of those problems as their primary concern.
The entrance polls were also revealing about Trump’s nearly complete hold on the Republican Party. Two-thirds of respondents said they do not believe that Biden legitimately won in 2020, despite the fact that there has been no evidence of widespread voter fraud emerging in the three years since Biden’s decisive victory by more than 7 million votes.
Even if he were to be found guilty of a crime, approximately two-thirds of those who participated in Donald Trump’s poll on Monday stated that he would still be qualified to hold the presidency. The entry pollsters conducted interviews with Iowa Republicans, while Edison Research was the company that carried out the polls on behalf of a group of news companies.
Will Donald Trump’s temporarily disrupt the economy?
Given that a third nomination for Donald Trump’s by the Republican Party is currently seen to be more plausible than ever before, one topic that will be relevant in the coming months is how the economy as a whole would react to another Donald Trump’s turn in the national limelight.
During an interview with Yahoo Finance Live, the founder and president of Eurasia Group, Ian Bremmer, expressed his expectation that things would be different between the two occasions.
At Davos, he stated, “I think people were hoping it couldn’t really be real,” in reference to the strength that Trump has shown. He is of the opinion that the candidacy of Donald Trump has the potential to produce disturbances to the economy of the entire world, even in the short term. To begin, he made the observation that “his policy pronouncements, to the extent that he makes them, will suddenly have a lot more impact.”
Over the course of several months, the former president has been focusing his attention on trade as a policy subject. If Trump is elected, he has pledged to resume trade battles and has proposed a system of “universal baseline tariffs” that would impose at least 10% of taxes on the majority of products that are imported from other countries.
In a recent interview with a number of trade experts, some of them suggested that there might be a “pre-election effect” from that particular aspect of Trump’s agenda.
For his side, Trump’s victory speech on Tuesday night was unusual for its attempt to employ conciliatory language. He even praised his opponent in an effort to possibly convey a signal that the primary election is over.
The President of the United States stated in his speech that “it is time for our country to come together.”
On Monday night, President Donald Trump’s made the decision not to directly repeat his tariff vows. However, he did make a commitment, saying, “We are not going to let China do what they’d like to do.” He went on to say that he had a fantastic relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping and praised the despot as a “very strong leader.”
Among the candidates who are running against Donald Trump’s, both DeSantis and Haley have pledged to continue their campaigning in the weeks to come. Meanwhile, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy has suspended his candidacy and has promptly embraced Trump.
In spite of this, the attempts at using language that was conciliatory were only successful to a certain extent. After declaring, “I don’t want to be overly rough on the president,” Donald Trump instantly referred to Biden as the worst president in the history of the United States. This occurred shortly after the discussion moved on to Biden.
On January 23, the next round of voting will take place in New Hampshire, which is exactly one week from now. This is a state in which Haley is hoping for a better performance, and some surveys have shown that she is currently in a position where she is still in the bottom ten percent of the vote.
However, it is yet unknown whether her performance in Iowa, where she finished third, would bring about a change in the dynamic.