Skip to comments.Poll: Joni Ernst Opens Up 18-Pt Lead in Iowa
Posted on 06/01/2014 3:56:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has opened up an 18-point lead and is on pace to win the nomination on Tuesday, according to the results of a Des Moines Register poll three days before the primary.
Ernst, who has been endorsed by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and became a household name with her hog castration ad, has 36% in the poll, which was released on Saturday evening. Mark Jacobs, the more liberal businessman who has poured millions of his own money into the race, has 18%. A candidate needs to receive more than 35% of the vote to avoid a nominating convention, which would favor Sam Clovis and Ernst.
Former U.S. Attorney and Iowa football player Matt Whitaker, whom Texas Governor Rick Perry endorsed, has 13% while Clovis, the former talk radio host who has been endorsed by social conservatives like the Family Leader's Bob Vander Platts, has 11%. Scott Schaben, who has failed to gain much traction, has 2%.
J. Ann Selzer of Selzer & Co., which conducts the Iowa Poll, said there may still be some fluidity in the race because 16% of likely GOP primary voters remain undecided and nearly 75% of voters "could be persuaded to vote for someone else."
According to the Register, "a bad sign for Jacobs" is that "his numbers dropped through four days of polling."(continued)
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Maybe it was those Mitt Romney and US Chamber of Commerce endorsements.
Or the Martians.
After eons of f***ing up American politics by holding their d***able caucuses, it appears Iowa may be finally getting one right.
Palin has slowly and effectively built a powerful political and lay constiuency. Name another pol who has ever done this? Name one... Just one . . . Zzzzzzz. I’m waiting.
Vander Platts is an idiot
The Republican Party should just forward all donations to SarahPAC. She gets results.
Ronald Reagan, FDR, Huey Long, Park Chung-Hee, Abe Lincoln, George Washington, Ghandi, Winston Churchill and Andrew Jackson, off the top of my head. Pretty good company, for the most part.
What she will do for the down ballot folks this fall that will be the GOP farm team for the future has got to have them worried...
Keep flinging the spaghetti Sadie!!!
Ronald Reagan was the one I was trying to put the spotlight on. I remember attending a dinner (probably 100 people)when I was 18 that one speaker after another extolling Reagan’s virtues. I was young, so it was only after the Reagan legacy was in the history books that I realized the importance of grassroots functions like that. I was not a Reagan fan at 18, or even 30. But now... Jeez, I miss the Gipper.
Go, Joni! We are so eager to see you in D.C. Next term...and don’t forget those clippers!
In Texas, we’re on Cruz!
But how is she doing against Braley. Knocking that weasel out cold will be a pleasure.
It all started with the Castration AD. The 2nd Amendment AD entitled “Give Me A Shot” was also awesome. She has a great Ad Agency. I’m hoping she wins outright.
She’s got to get past that Democrat idiot, Braley, in November. Latest poll he was up by a few points.
From the article:
The Republican nominee will face Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) in the fall to replace retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) in a state in which 53% of voters disapprove of President Barack Obama. Braley may have instantly made the race competitive when he denigrated Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) as just “a farmer from Iowa who never went to law school” at a fundraiser with wealthy Texas trial lawyers.
After video of Braley’s remarks surfaced, David Yepsin, the longtime authority on Iowa politics, told the Register that Braley’s remarks “will hurt him,” especially because Grassley is a “political icon.”
This ad could even be better than the hog castration one, and that one was marvelous. Beautifully filmed, great script read by a great narrator, even shows her wedding ring.
Add Nixon to that list. He spent his “wilderness years” building a massive ground game that got him the Presidency.