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Poll: Joni Ernst Opens Up 18-Pt Lead in Iowa
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 1, 2014 | Tony Lee

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)

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Iowa; Campaign News; Polls; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; ia2014; iowa; joniernst; palin; polls
Please tell me how it wasn't Gov. Sarah Palin who did this.
1 posted on 06/01/2014 3:56:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Support SarahPAC
(FR too of course)


2 posted on 06/01/2014 3:59:34 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe it was those Mitt Romney and US Chamber of Commerce endorsements.


3 posted on 06/01/2014 4:03:31 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 06/01/2014 4:04:20 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: jjotto

Or the Martians.


5 posted on 06/01/2014 4:07:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

After eons of f***ing up American politics by holding their d***able caucuses, it appears Iowa may be finally getting one right.


6 posted on 06/01/2014 4:09:21 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


7 posted on 06/01/2014 4:12:15 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Vander Platts is an idiot


8 posted on 06/01/2014 4:15:10 PM PDT by montag813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Republican Party should just forward all donations to SarahPAC. She gets results.


9 posted on 06/01/2014 4:16:32 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
THE POWER OF SARAH PALIN!
10 posted on 06/01/2014 4:19:31 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: HMS Surprise

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.


11 posted on 06/01/2014 4:19:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The RINO reaction upon hearing this news...


12 posted on 06/01/2014 4:31:48 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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Her record this season is not stellar, but she throws a lot a spaghetti against the wall and some of it is sticking and man, it will put McConnell's and Reid's panties in a wad, and I will love every minute of it.

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!!!

13 posted on 06/01/2014 4:35:17 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


14 posted on 06/01/2014 4:37:12 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go, Joni! We are so eager to see you in D.C. Next term...and don’t forget those clippers!


15 posted on 06/01/2014 4:49:17 PM PDT by txrefugee
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In Texas, we’re on Cruz!


16 posted on 06/01/2014 4:51:35 PM PDT by txrefugee
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But how is she doing against Braley. Knocking that weasel out cold will be a pleasure.


17 posted on 06/01/2014 4:59:24 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nuts!


18 posted on 06/01/2014 5:07:34 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


19 posted on 06/01/2014 5:36:01 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016. Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: txrefugee

She’s got to get past that Democrat idiot, Braley, in November. Latest poll he was up by a few points.


20 posted on 06/01/2014 5:38:12 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016. Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: Din Maker

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.”


21 posted on 06/01/2014 5:58:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Din Maker

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.


22 posted on 06/01/2014 9:23:47 PM PDT by nd76
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Add Nixon to that list. He spent his “wilderness years” building a massive ground game that got him the Presidency.


23 posted on 06/02/2014 6:11:44 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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