In January 2021, Iowa Representative Jennifer Konfirst introduced the National Popular Vote bill in the House of Representatives (status of HF71). 

On May 12, 2011, former Iowa governor Chet Culver (D) endorsed the National Popular Vote bill at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington DC.

A survey of 800 Iowa voters conducted on February 17-18, 2009 showed 75% overall support for a national popular vote for President. The question was "How do you think we should elect the President when we vote in the November general election: should it be the candidate who gets the most votes in all 50 states, or the current electoral college system?” By political affiliation, support for a national popular vote for President was 82% among Democrats, 63% among Republicans, and 77% among others. By age, support was 76% among 18-29 year olds, 65% among 30-45 year olds, 76% among 46-65 year olds, and 80% for those older than 65. By gender, support was 82% among women and 67% among men. By race, support was 75% among whites (representing 93% of respondents), 65% among African Americans (representing 2% of respondents), 86% among Hispanics (representing 1% of respondents), and 58% among others (representing 4% of respondents). The survey had a margin or error of plus or minus 3 1/2%.