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Democrat Blows Big Lead In Latest Iowa Senate Polls
The Daily Caller ^ | 6 Jun 2014 | Blake Neff

Posted on 06/06/2014 4:12:38 PM PDT by mandaladon

Just three days after her victory in Iowa’s Republican primary, Senate candidate Joni Ernst has taken a big lead over Democrat Bruce Braley in a poll conducted by the state’s 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. That’s a swing of nearly 14 points from Braley’s 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 state’s 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 hadn’t 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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: brucebraley; elections; iowa; joniernst

1 posted on 06/06/2014 4:12:38 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Glad to see this. “Not-Rasmussen” had them almost neck-and-neck.


2 posted on 06/06/2014 4:15:02 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: mandaladon

DEMOCRAT BLOWS...
There fixed it


3 posted on 06/06/2014 4:18:49 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: mandaladon

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.


4 posted on 06/06/2014 4:21:31 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: mandaladon

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?


5 posted on 06/06/2014 4:22:32 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: mandaladon

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?!’


6 posted on 06/06/2014 4:22:35 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks mandaladon.
7 posted on 06/06/2014 4:27:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Viennacon

Sounds like it will only go up after the demonrats “chick ad” and one of his supporters claiming castration is animal mutilation today


8 posted on 06/06/2014 4:27:24 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: mandaladon

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.


9 posted on 06/06/2014 4:29:01 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: mandaladon

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.


10 posted on 06/06/2014 4:34:34 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Dr. Sivana

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.


11 posted on 06/06/2014 4:49:38 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: mandaladon

She needs to round up braley and steer him, in the right direction.


12 posted on 06/06/2014 4:54:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mandaladon

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.


13 posted on 06/06/2014 5:22:33 PM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: Dr. Sivana

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.


14 posted on 06/06/2014 5:27:36 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD
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.

Yup, and he will be almost obliged to answer in lawyerspeak, which can be used to reinforce the original point.
15 posted on 06/06/2014 5:31:09 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (“If you’re litigating against nuns, you’ve probably done something wrong.”-Ted Cruz)
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To: mandaladon
The Loras poll also indicated that Republicans had entirely eliminated the recognition gap in the race.

And political "experts" said that commercial about castrating pigs would backfire.

16 posted on 06/06/2014 5:57:24 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine
The GOP is the worst enemy of the Republican party.

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.

17 posted on 06/06/2014 6:06:44 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: MHGinTN; iowamark; jjotto; All
It is hard to respect Iowans who keep re-electing Tom dungheaap Harkin over and over and over again.

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.

18 posted on 06/06/2014 6:13:15 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: MHGinTN

Thank all our Catholic friends on Iowa’s East Coast.


19 posted on 06/06/2014 6:15:39 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: House Atreides
she’s a Mama Grizzly who castrates hogs.

Yeah, but can she do it with her teeth?

It's been done, worldwide.

20 posted on 06/06/2014 6:35:01 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: mandaladon

And so it begins....


21 posted on 06/06/2014 6:44:48 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: House Atreides

Time to cut some pork in DC starting with the old boars and bulls.


22 posted on 06/06/2014 7:12:17 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: mandaladon

Who is this “big lead” person they’re talking about?


23 posted on 06/06/2014 7:17:40 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: mandaladon

Ha!


24 posted on 06/06/2014 8:30:01 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Because it’s never the fact that the conservative has better ideas that more people agree with. After all, the media knows that everyone is a liberal deep down, just that some people are too stupid to know it. And therefore, if a conservative is polling ahead of a liberal, it’s because the liberal blew it, not because the conservative has better ideas.


25 posted on 06/07/2014 1:41:57 AM PDT by Luircin
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To: Luircin

Actually, its because the liberal did not listen to the advice of Obama, and everyone who has eyes and ears knows that sometimes the devil gets ignored. Ask a person of God who knows that prayer can divert the devils direction.


26 posted on 06/07/2014 8:13:29 AM PDT by TEARUNNER14 (EVEN WITH 1/4TH OF MY BRAIN, I'M STILL SMARTER THAN A DEMONCRAT!)
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