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Poll: 'Hog Castration' Candidate's Lead Widens in Iowa Senate Primary
NewsMax ^ | May 16, 2014 | Melanie Batley

Posted on 05/16/2014 9:11:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst, who was catapulted onto the national stage in March with a viral campaign ad claiming she had Washington pork-cutting skills from her days castrating hogs, has more than a 10-point lead over her nearest primary rival, a new poll has found.

According to a Loras College Poll conducted May 12-13 of 600 likely Iowa voters, Ernst has 30.8 percent of the support, compared to businessman Mark Jacobs who has 19.3 percent support with less than three weeks to go until the June 3 election.

Each of the three other candidates has less than 10 percent support, and over 29 percent of voters remain undecided, the poll found.

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"State Sen. Ernst has captured momentum in this race and has opened up a substantial lead, according to our polling. Whether it was from her recent notable ad campaigns and endorsements, or not, she is the clear frontrunner now," said Christopher Budzisz, associate professor of politics and director of the Loras poll.

Just one month ago, separate polls put the mother, grandmother, and former farm girl in a slight lead over Jacobs, but within the polls' margins of error, though a poll released at the beginning of May gave her a 10-point advantage.

The poll also found that since the organization's last survey in early April, Ernst's name recognition and favorability have increased dramatically. In the April survey, 52 percent had not heard of her compared to 24 percent in the current poll. Her favorability has increased from 24 percent to 51 percent since the last poll.

Ernst has chosen to focus on an attention-grabbing-ad strategy to help overcome her financial disadvantage to Jacobs, a former Wall Street executive, who has spent at least $1.6 million of his own money on the campaign....

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TOPICS: Iowa; Parties
KEYWORDS: gop; iowa; joniernst; palin

1 posted on 05/16/2014 9:11:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She knows how to stop pork!


2 posted on 05/16/2014 9:14:05 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry, I don’t think there are too many balls left to castrate in Washington DC. :)


3 posted on 05/16/2014 9:17:24 PM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Maxwell Geico leads the PAC, ABE... Anybody but Ernst... :) PS - But I (BigEd) hope she wins...
4 posted on 05/16/2014 9:17:36 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Texicanus

” - - - I don’t think there are too many balls left to castrate in Washington DC - - - “

Really? She might find her hands full on the “D” side of the aisle.


5 posted on 05/16/2014 9:20:36 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: BigEdLB

Lol


6 posted on 05/16/2014 9:24:56 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s a pithy campaign motto: ‘It’s nut-cuttin’ time.’


7 posted on 05/16/2014 9:29:33 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Graewoulf

In my opinion, not many “D” or “R” have the balls to uphold the Constitution. If you mean those that have the balls to ignore the Constitution, then I am in agreement with her.


8 posted on 05/16/2014 9:36:23 PM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She sounds like what we need, she is very interresting. Military background, that is a good thing. The libtards will have a hard time with her.


9 posted on 05/16/2014 10:13:08 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Texicanus; Kansas58; All

We live in a time where there is NO punishment to those who commit political crimes.

I would love to see her wear her favorite castration knife every day in Congress as a necklace if she gets elected this November.

The subliminal message to the “anything goes” lawless Democrats would be VERY transparent!


10 posted on 05/16/2014 10:33:04 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

“The subliminal message to the “anything goes” lawless Democrats would be VERY transparent!”

I’m hoping they get the message in November.


11 posted on 05/16/2014 10:40:27 PM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is great news for the Primary, but, can she beat that idiot Democrat, Bruce Braley, in November? I can’t believe that Iowa is that far gone to elect Braley.


12 posted on 05/16/2014 11:56:27 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: Din Maker

Two words: Tom Harkin


13 posted on 05/17/2014 12:14:37 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Texicanus

I understand that Joni Ernst has been endorsed by a member of the “castrati” named Willard M. Romney......


14 posted on 05/17/2014 1:29:24 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When you think about it, Mrs. Ernst has more military experience than all of her opponents combined. This fact alone speaks volumes.


15 posted on 05/17/2014 3:13:49 AM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Harkin ran initially as a Vietnam Veteran and a plausible moderate. Braley is a loon. As an aside, I’ll be Mr. Jacobs wishes her put a few years in the military. I wonder what it was that prevented him from serving his country either on active duty or as a reservist.


16 posted on 05/17/2014 3:21:54 AM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: Nextrush

Palin as well and McCain.


17 posted on 05/17/2014 3:27:10 AM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Having watched my grandpa castrate pigs when I was a boy tells me that this is one ballsy lady. I would vote for her.


18 posted on 05/17/2014 4:56:30 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: Din Maker
Braley is Iowa's foremost “elitist, condescending turd,” or so says the editor of the Albia Iowa newspaper...
19 posted on 05/17/2014 5:05:54 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Braley is Iowa’s foremost “elitist, condescending turd,” or so says the editor of the Albia Iowa newspaper...
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LOL... They really used the word “turd”.


20 posted on 05/17/2014 6:42:26 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, if Tom Harkin says vote for Braley, all the lemmings line up and march into the sea; huh?


21 posted on 05/17/2014 6:44:40 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: Din Maker
Do a search for “Albia Newspapers” and check the opinion tab for the past couple of weeks. The editor used the word in two back to back weekly editions.
22 posted on 05/17/2014 6:44:47 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hopefully, she is sharpening her knives. There is plenty of pork to cut. As for castrations, there is pitifully little need for that in D. C. among Republicans.


23 posted on 05/17/2014 6:59:27 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I believe you Bro. And I freakin’ love it.


24 posted on 05/17/2014 7:32:41 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: txrefugee
As for castrations, there is pitifully little need for that in D. C. among Republicans.

Seems to me there's a few nuts there we could do without.

25 posted on 05/17/2014 7:35:37 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: Din Maker

It’s Iowa, after all...


26 posted on 05/17/2014 10:17:53 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looking forward to June 3rd and hoping that’s the day Joni sends RINO Jacobs off to the meat packers (of course after the obligatory castration).

And hopefully she’ll get 35% of the vote to preclude the need to go to a state convention to select the candidate.


27 posted on 05/21/2014 8:02:28 PM PDT by House Atreides
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