Skip to comments.Iowa Senate Ernst (R) 45%, Braley (D) 44% (Good start for Joni!)
Posted on 06/06/2014 7:29:37 AM PDT by ScottinVA
The U.S. Senate race in Iowa is a dead heat.
The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Iowa Voters finds Republican Joni Ernst, the winner of Tuesdays crowded party primary, with 45% support to Democratic Congressman Bruce Braleys 44%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate in the race, while nine percent (9%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Iowa was conducted on June 4-5, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
Not good enough. Hope she improves. She will need a wide margin to overcome both the election fraud and the glass ceiling of being the first woman legislator in the state sent to Washington.
True, but she was down by 8 in previous polling. Considering Rasmussen now has a more pro-dem sampling system than most, the fact she’s in a dead heat here is encouraging.
So I guess the Dem’s strategy of calling Joni a “chick” and telling Iowans that her talking about castrating hogs as a young pig farmer was “animal cruelty” didn’t work out too well...
I posted this question on another thread regarding Joni:
If she loses to the Democrat MAN, does this now mean there’s a Democrat “War On Women”???
From here on to November Joni needs to think twice, speak once.
Fear not!!! Rasmussen has jumped the shark, after it was sold by Scott Rasmussen, and joined the Obama traitor group of pollsters!!! Joni will do just fine....but she cannot make any political mistakes and needs to campaign every minute up to election day, November, 2014. She has a great chance of winning.
My optimism.....the low life lying Democrat pollsters told us it would be hard for Joni Ernst to get 35% of the vote. Obamabots dead wrong.....she got 57% of the primary votes cast!!! Onward!!!
What makes Iowa even a battleground state? A lot of Union, universities voters? Seems like it should be more favorable to the Repub column.
Yep, and that would apply to every other potential Todd Akin or Richard Mourdock out there who thinks the will of the Tea Party will overcome any gaffe they commit.
The same can be said for several other, one-time "red" states as well. Entitlement class, unions, godlessness, the allure of "free" stuff... it all adds up after awhile.
Very nice. Hope it lasts.
Good to hear. I forget how disreputable “Rasmussen” has now become. Thanks for the encouraging reminder.
To the latter, I've detected no such "glass ceiling" in Iowa. Not a problem. This woman has shown the chutzpah necessary to quell any associated subliminal bias. So the real problem will be keeping the campaign consultants from channeling her good sense into political mush.
I think farm subsidies play a large role. Gotta get that gubmint paycheck.
Move Iowa into tossup now. The party has coalesced and Braley is in trouble
Western Iowa is conservative.
Eastern Iowa not so much.
When the good people of Iowa learn the truth about Bergdahl, as well as being upset over Obamacare, this might map out to a 5% to 10% boost in people voting for Joni.
Christians need to pray for her! Prayers really do work!
She needs to be ahead by at least ten points for it to be close.
After the debacle with the Republican caucuses a few years ago, I don’t have much hope for Iowa.
It doesn’t matter how you vote, just who counts the votes.
Go all in for Joni.
Not only that but when the wife heard Joni’s add about nut plucking and pork whacking she said that was her kind of girl and would get a check off to her. The wife isn’t one to send political checks and we’re about eight states away. There has to be a lot of that kind of sentiment drifting around downtown Iowa.
there was an article posted thee other day about how Rassmuessen is the only poller showing Obama with a positive rating. They have been since the business was sold latge last year.
Growing pains. Far too many cazndidates the past few cycles who either (and this only matters to the right) were unqualified for office or just taking advazantaged of the movement.
Hoping she doesn’t get too chummy with that bunch.
We need more Rs like Steve King.
Loras College just released a poll of the IA Senate race, and it shows Joni Ernst beating Braley by 48%-42%. Still a long way to go until November, but Ernst is looking pretty good right now.
Another poll, from Loras College, has her up 48%-42%.
A good start in liberal land, but the least misstatement and the wrath of the American people will come down on her like she is Todd Akin’s sister.
How can brucie attack her? texas trial lawyer beats on a girl? Lumping her as an Iowa Palin isn’t going to work. She has much more substance than brucie. It is too early to predict yet, but I think Joni got him knocked!!! Go Joni!
Braley doesn’t have to attack her. The Des Moines Register, Iowa television broadcasters and public broadcasting affiliates will do it for him. The national media and Hollywood types will do their part too.
Braley is a four-term sitting US Congressman. I am unaware of any connection to Texas. His career has been centered in Waterloo, Iowa, hometown of Michele Bachmann.
Those dumb comments need to be brought back up late August. Demand an explanation, demand a condemnation by Braley, demand an explanation and an apology by Braley.
It’s the Democrats who wage war on women.
I am not sure Akin really was tea party. The more I look the faker he gets.
She IS that bunch.
Wow, what happened to that big lead Braley?
“A lot of Union, universities voters? Seems like it should be more favorable to the Repub column.”
Iowa City, with the University of Iowa is a leftist stronghold. Lots of influence, at least in the past. Maybe the tide will eventually turn there too?
LOL. Stop, please. You're killing me.
The tide will turn at the U of I soon after San Francisco elects an evangelical Christian conservative mayor.
“The tide will turn at the U of I soon after San Francisco elects an evangelical Christian conservative mayor.”
Yes, geezer, I know you are absolutely correct (don’t know if you are right or left, but absolutely correct :) }
Expert that you are, is Ames and Iowa State in the same category? I am an Iowa native and Iowa State alum (Chem E, ‘62), but haven’t been keeping up. All the best to Joni...
Another new poll from “Vox Populi”, Ernst leads 49%-44%.
Attending a fundraiser hardly makes him a “texas trial lawyer”.
All about the democrat plan. They are buying states one at a time. Iowa was bought with farm subsidies, etc.
It was not me but 1stIowa who called him that.
You had said you were "unaware of any connection to Texas." Now you're aware.