Collaboration Kicks off with an Iowa Poll Next Month

Bloomberg Politics and the Des Moines Register today announced a new partnership on polling, journalism and events heading into the midterm and 2016 elections.

The two outlets will jointly produce the Iowa Poll, which the Register has established since 1943 as the most reliable and revealing analysis of Hawkeye State voters. The partnership also will involve joint journalism projects and political events, which will be announced in the coming months.

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The first Iowa Poll published by the two outlets will be released in October. Bloomberg Politics and the Register will produce deep and frequent survey research from the midterm election straight through the first voting in the presidential race in the state’s caucuses in early 2016.

The new joint Iowa poll will continue to be conducted by J. Ann Selzer of Selzer & Co., who has been the pollster for both the Register and Bloomberg News.

“The Des Moines Register has a longstanding record of providing the definitive coverage in a state with a special franchise in the American democratic process,” said Bloomberg Politics Managing Editor Mark Halperin. “The Register serves their readers at a level of excellence very few papers are able to still achieve. They are in touch with Iowa voters and Iowa voters play a huge role in selecting the President.”

“Together, we plan to continue and build on the passion for politics and commitment to serving readers that have long been the Register’s hallmark – and a model for our profession,” added Bloomberg Politics Managing Editor John Heilemann. “Our partnership will have three components, polling, live events and political journalism at the state and national level.”

“The Register has Iowa’s largest politics team and is proud to carry on our long history of premier coverage in a new partnership with the very respected Bloomberg organization,” said Rick Green, president and publisher of Register Media. “We have deep admiration for Bloomberg’s work and its vision for political coverage. We are certain the benefactors of our collaboration will be the voters – not only here in Iowa, but around the country.”

The Bloomberg partnership is part of the Register’s broader plan to add even more resources to its coverage of the Iowa caucuses.

Bloomberg Politics will debut on October 6th and the new politics unit will lead political coverage across all Bloomberg platforms: Web, mobile, television, digital video, radio, live events and more. The launch includes a new website,, and a half-hour television show, “With All Due Respect,” hosted by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, airing at 5pm ET/PT on Bloomberg TV and

The Des Moines Register is Iowa’s largest media site and includes and other print and digital assets. It is part of the Gannett Co., an international media and marketing solutions company.


Vidhya Murugesan

Paul Gilbert