Fund services rather than tax cuts, Iowa poll finds

DES MOINES — A majority of Iowa voters would prefer fully funded public services like education and water quality to a tax cut, and four out of five believe the state’s minimum wage should be increased.

That’s according to a poll published Monday by the progressive advocacy group Progress Iowa. The survey was conducted by Public Policy Polling, a left-leaning national firm.

Public Policy Polling surveyed 664 Iowa registered voters on Jan. 3 and Jan. 4 using automated phone calls. The poll has a margin for error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.

In the poll, 58 percent of Iowa voters said they would prefer their tax dollars be used to adequately fund public services like education, infrastructure and clean water, while 35 percent of voters said they would prefer a decrease in their tax bill by “a few hundred dollars each year.”

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