While one party has unified control of state government in Iowa, the state ranks relatively low among its peers in this distinction.

The Gallup Presidential Job Approval Center is an invaluable resource for students and teachers of politics.

As mentioned in my previous blog, state legislatures have not only become more polarized, but the issues they take up are also more “nationali…

By Christopher W. Larimer, University of Northern Iowa Professor of Political Science. Governor Reynolds delivered her Condition of the State …

By Christopher W. Larimer, University of Northern Iowa Professor of Political Science. Looking ahead to the 2022 gubernatorial race, several q…

By Christopher W. Larimer, University of Northern Iowa Professor of Political Science. A new analysis from NBC News shows that of the more tha…

While the president’s visit to Des Moines on Wednesday again highlighted the importance of the state in presidential politics, there was an in…

On Tuesday night, I participated in the webinar, “Understanding the 2020 Election,” hosted by the University of Iowa.

Results from the Des Moines Register Iowa Poll released over the weekend reaffirm Iowa as the place to be for competitive politics.