As farmers fill out their ballots today (Tuesday), a new poll by DTN shows Donald Trump as the leading candidate for agriculture. The 2016 DTN—The Progressive Farmer Pulse of Rural America poll found 46 percent of respondents support Trump. DTN says the poll shows most, but not a majority of, respondents stand with recent history in supporting the Republican presidential nominee. The poll surveyed more than 1,600 rural and farming adults from August 18th through September 6th. The results show 24 percent of respondents support the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, while seven percent said they would vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson. A fifth of all respondents stated they were unsure of their choice or stated a preference for “none of the above.” The poll is the third conducted for DTN going back to 2008. A separate poll two weeks ago by Agri-Pulse showed Trump leading farm country with 55 percent of support, while 18 percent of respondents planned to vote for Clinton.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.