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Poll: Half Approve of Reynolds, Half Ready for Someone New

The Republican is running for her first full term as governor.

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Danielle Bernstein
Dec. 11, 2017, 9:18 a.m.

A Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa poll (802 adults; Dec. 3-6; +/-3.5%) shows that 51 percent “of Iowans approve of the job Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) is doing, but nearly as many are ready for someone new to hold the governor’s office,” with 30 percent disapproving and 19 percent unsure of what they think of Reynolds’s job performance. Of those surveyed, “35 percent say they would vote for Reynolds if the election were held today, and 49 percent say it’s time for someone new. Sixteen percent aren’t sure.”

“She fares far better with Republicans than other Iowans:” 72 percent of Republicans surveyed would vote for her if the election were held today. “Although Reynolds is the state’s first female governor, women are more likely than men to say they prefer someone new in office, 53 percent to 46 percent. And in each congressional district, more Iowans say it’s time for someone new than say they’d vote for Reynolds.” (Des Moines Register)


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