Poll: Likely Iowa Caucus participants say abortion, climate change and gun control...

Poll: Likely Iowa Caucus participants say abortion, climate change and gun control are the most important issues

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WASHINGTON –¬†Abortion rights, climate change and gun control are the most important issues to likely Iowa Democratic Caucus participants, according to a poll released Monday.

The CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll found that 79% of the respondents said a candidate must favor a woman’s right to have an abortion in order to gain their support. Meanwhile, 75% said a candidate must recognize climate change as the greatest threat to humanity in order to gain their support, and 57% said a candidate must favor restoring the ban on assault weapons in order to gain their support.

The poll found that 49% said a candidate must be in favor of “Medicare for All,” or universal health care in order to gain their support.

A candidate must be in favor of broadly expanding student debt forgiveness in order to gain the support of 42% of the respondents.

Meanwhile, 32% said a candidate must be in favor of the Green New Deal in order to gain their support.

The survey included 600 likely Iowa Caucus participants and was carried out June 2-5. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.7 percentage points for expected in-person participants and a margin of error of 7.6 percentage points for expected virtual participants.

This story focused on expected in-person participants.

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