Skip to comments.Democrat Blows Big Lead In Latest Iowa Senate Polls
Posted on 06/06/2014 4:12:38 PM PDT by mandaladon
Just three days after her victory in Iowas Republican primary, Senate candidate Joni Ernst has taken a big lead over Democrat Bruce Braley in a poll conducted by the states Loras College.
The poll, which surveyed 600 likely Iowa voters, found 48 percent of voters backing Ernst and 41.7 percent backing Braley, with 10.3 percent undecided. Thats a swing of nearly 14 points from Braleys peak.
That poll, by far the best Ernst has yet seen in the race, was balanced by a larger one published by Rasmussen Reports on the same day which showed the race as a dead heat. That poll, which surveyed 750 likely voters, showed Ernst ahead just 45 percent to 44 percent, with 9 percent undecided.
The polls are the first to show Ernst leading Braley. Previous polls conducted from April to May gave Braley a 4 to 8-point lead.
The Loras poll also indicated that Republicans had entirely eliminated the recognition gap in the race. Braley, who currently represents the states 1st Congressional District, had long benefited from being more familiar to voters than any of the GOP candidates.
The new poll, however, found that only 8.3 percent of Iowans hadnt heard of Ernst, while Braley remains a mystery to 13.5 percent. Ernst has benefited from huge amounts of publicity due to her rapid rise after a viral campaign ad that likened cutting spending to castrating hogs on a farm.
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Glad to see this. “Not-Rasmussen” had them almost neck-and-neck.
There fixed it
Those ads were a great idea by Ernst. She’s got the name ID! I am predicting we win this race and Braley is consigned to the trashcan of history.
Iowa is a BAD state to complain that the Republicans have too many farmers in the Senate. Even those who aren’t farmers themselves are proud of the state’s breadbasket heritage.
Braley complained that if the Republicans win the Senate, that an Iowa farmer might be head of the Senate judiciary committee. After all, the judiciary committee has to do with law, and should be headed by a lawyer, not some hayseed from Iowa farmer.
I would take him more seriously if he would expand on the principle. The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is another Iowan, Tom Vilsack. Vilsack, however, is a career lawyer and politican. Wouldn’t it make more sense if a farmer ran the USDA?
It is hard to respect Iowans who keep re-electing Tom dungheaap Harkin over and over and over again. ‘Stand up! Stand up for Paul! Can I get an amen?!’
Sounds like it will only go up after the demonrats “chick ad” and one of his supporters claiming castration is animal mutilation today
Joni Ernst...you’ve got to love her-—she’s a Mama Grizzly who castrates hogs. I can’t wait until she gets to DC.
We’ll see how it plays when the national and local big-city media Palinizes Ernst. This is an uphill fight, let no one be over-confident.
Dr. Sivana: You make TOO MUCH SENSE!. I’d take any farmer over Vilsack of Shit any day of the year.
Farmers are producers, not political parasites.
She needs to round up braley and steer him, in the right direction.
Not to worry, it is long time till November, plenty of time for the Republicans to kill their won candidate.
The GOP is the worst enemy of the Republican party.
Her campaign, starting in late August, just needs to ask him to explain that comment, clarify the explanation, give an explanation and an apology, rinse and repeat.
And political "experts" said that commercial about castrating pigs would backfire.
Normally that's the case, but Ernst had the backing of Iowa's GOP Establishment and TEA Party/Evangelicals.
One of those two groups is going to be disappointed in her.
The only Republicans trying to take her down are Paultards.
Make that kept re-electing Tom Harkin, as in the past tense. IIRC, Harkin is retiring and this Senate election is to fill Harkin's seat.
Thank all our Catholic friends on Iowa’s East Coast.
Yeah, but can she do it with her teeth?
It's been done, worldwide.
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