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Poll: Branstad cruising to victory

Jack Hatch and Terry Branstad
Jack Hatch and Terry Branstad

DES MOINES – In his race for reelection, Iowa’s long-time governor, Terry Branstad, has a 55 – 37 percent likely voter lead over State Sen. Jack Hatch, the Democratic challenger.

This compares to a 54 – 39 percent likely voter lead for Gov. Branstad in an October 15 Quinnipiac University poll.

Hatch does not get the usual Democratic advantage among women, who back the governor 49 – 43 percent. The incumbent has a 61 – 32 percent lead among men. He leads 94 – 5 percent among Republicans and 61 – 25 percent among independent voters. Democrats go to Hatch 87 – 11 percent.

Hatch is ahead 54 – 38 percent among those who already have voted.

With 12 days until the election, 91 percent of voters who name a candidate say their mind is made up, while 9 percent say they might change their mind.

Branstad gets a 56 – 35 percent favorability rating, compared to Hatch’s split 31 – 31 percent score, with 35 percent who don’t know enough about him to form an opinion.

“Absent an unprecedented turnaround, Gov. Terry Branstad is going to coast to reelection,” Brown said. “If he serves out his next term, he becomes the longest-serving governor in American history.”

From October 15 – 21, Quinnipiac University surveyed 964 likely voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.2 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

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How can this article state, “Hatch is ahead 54 – 38 percent among those who already have voted.?” These votes will not be counted until election night or later.

Matt-I believe you were spot on. I had a political phone survey the other day and one of the questions they asked is if I was an absentee voter, which I am, they then ask if I would share who I voted for.

I’ll get the big mouth liberal comments started:

Just wait. Just wait to see if Branstad finishes out his term. The word is (and it’s more than rumor because people who have seen him in person are commenting) that Branstad has some kind of disease that affects his speech, walking, etc. It may not be Parkinson’s, but it’s something similar.

To run for governor again in this situation is not only dishonest, it’s immoral. When he steps down his Lt. Governor will take over. Just…

@JMO-The Lt. Gov will still be 20 times better than Jack the Con Man Hatch. You should just feel fortunate to be able to live in a state with the top governor and Lt. Governor in the country. I still remember that last crooked Democrat we had in there who raped the state and gave away millions to the state unions just to get even for losing the election. I think his name was Culver but even he isn’t as crooked as Hatch.

@LVS…Yep, he sent out another letter and poof, like a magic wand was waved over the entire state, Branstad wins!

I’m sure Quinnipiac University is under the spell of Mr. Blodgett too.

My oh my. Where are all the bid mouth liberal comments on this? It is probably Blodgett’s doing. I’ll bet he paid for Branstad’s winning.

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