Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s primary victory in corn-rich Iowa is seen by some as a loss for the nation’s biofuels program.
Pro-ethanol, pro-Renewable Fuel Standard folks beg to differ. They say in an email that “an impressive 83 percent of (Iowa) voters supported candidates” who favor the RFS. What’s more, they say in the email, only 32.2 percent of Iowa Republicans supported anti-RFS candidates this year, down from 36.9 percent in the 2012 primary.
Further, 100 percent of Democrats supported pro-RFS candidates in both 2012 and 2016, the email says.
So, did renewable fuels win or lose in Iowa?
Well, you’ll have to decide that for yourself. And decide for yourself how to interpret the numbers.