The Des Moines Register and CNN
December 6, 2018

The Des Moines Register and CNN announce partnership to produce the Iowa Poll

The Des Moines Register and CNN today announced a partnership, in collaboration with cable operator Mediacom, to jointly produce Iowa Polls related to the 2020 Iowa presidential caucuses.
The Des Moines Register and CNN will exercise joint editorial control of the poll, including development of poll questions, the release schedule and related content.

The Iowa Poll was founded by the Des Moines Register in 1943. J. Ann Selzer, of Selzer & Co., has conducted the Iowa Poll for the past three decades.

“The Des Moines Register’s Iowa Poll has long provided unparalleled insights into the opinions of Iowans during the twists and turns of the caucus cycle,” said Carol Hunter, executive editor of the Des Moines Register. “This polling partnership with CNN brings together two news organizations that provide powerhouse political coverage. Together, along with the support of Mediacom, we can field a series of polls that illuminate the evolving opinions of Iowans as the caucus race takes shape.”

“It may only be four weeks since the midterm election, but the 2020 presidential election cycle is already well under way. CNN is thrilled to partner with the Des Moines Register and Mediacom on the famed Iowa Poll as part of our commitment to provide the best and most robust political coverage of this extraordinarily consequential election season,” said Sam Feist, CNN’s Washington Bureau Chief and Senior Vice President.