Who is Ryan Zinke, and how would he fare in Iowa if he were to run for president?
Zinke became the Secretary of the Interior and a member of the Trump Administration in 2017. Before that, he was a U.S. congressman from Montana. Zinke played college football for the Oregon Ducks, got a degree in geology followed by an MBA and a Master’s in global leadership. He also served as a Navy SEAL from 1986 to 2008.
A polling firm has been calling Iowa Republican voters to test Zinke’s name recognition for a possible run, presumably in 2024. This shows that the White House sweepstakes has started very early, and that Zinke is known in D.C. as somebody with White House ambitions.
As sure as the corn comes up in rows every spring, politicians come to Iowa feeling out the presidential waters. The “First in the Nation” status means that runs at the presidency begin in the coffee shops of Iowa. According to a Gravis Marketing Poll, someone wants to find out how many Republicans here know the name Ryan Zinke, and if he is viewed favorably or not.