Iowans Support Marsy's Law

Statewide polling has shown just how much Iowans support Marsy's Law for Iowa. In fact, 85 percent of Iowans support updating the state Constitution to ensure equal rights for crime victims. Even in the polarized political environment that exists today, putting victims’ rights into Iowa’s constitution enjoys huge bipartisan support. 

The poll found that only 11 percent of respondents opposed Marsy’s Law for Iowa. There is also broad support of Marsy’s Law in Iowa regardless of gender. 

 

Additional findings show that the voting behavior of Iowans will be impacted by a legislator’s position on the amendment. Significant support for Marsy’s Law proponents:

  • 45 percent of Iowans say their legislators’ support FOR Marsy’s Law will affect how they vote in the election
  • Among those Iowans, 84 percent would be MORE LIKELY to vote for legislators who SUPPORT Marsy’s Law

Opposition for Marsy’s Law opponents:

  • 48 percent of Iowans say their legislators’ opposition to Marsy’s Law will affect how they vote in the election
  • Among those voters, 87.5 percent of Iowans would be LESS LIKELY to vote for legislators who OPPOSE Marsy’s Law

It's clear Iowans believe the time has come to elevate victims' rights and give them permanent protection in our state constitution. 

 


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