Iowa Youth Straw Poll has Gov. Reynolds, Rep. King under 50 percent support

If Iowa's adults vote the same way Iowa's students did, Republican Governor Kim Reynolds may have her work cut out for her.    

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate Wednesday released the results of the Iowa Youth Straw Poll, held at several schools across Iowa.  Students were asked to vote in the Governor's race and their own congressional contests.

In the governor's race, the incumbent Kim Reynolds only received 42 percent of the student vote.  The rest was divided among the six Democrats that are competing in a June primary and the two Libertarians running for governor.  

In all of the other races-all congressional districts-the incumbent, whether Republican or Democrat, had the majority vote with one exception. 

The vote totals are below.  

4th District GOP Congressman Steve King has a primary in June against Cyndi Hanson.  His was the only race where the incumbent got less that 50 percent other than Reynolds.  King received 44.2% of the vote compared to Hanson's 11 percent.  There are three Democrats vying to challenge King and one Libertarian who split the remaining vote.

More information on the Iowa Youth Straw poll is available on the Iowa Secretary of State's website

Here are the numbers from the poll:

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