Ernst’s Approval Rating “Plunges,” “Slips,” “Drops,” “Declines” In Election-Year Fallout With All Voters, Dropping 10 Points to Below 50%
Eight months before the re-election fight of her life, a new Iowa Poll shows that endangered Senator Joni Ernst – the third-most unpopular senator in the country – is rapidly falling out of favor with Iowa voters.
Dragged down by five years of voting against Iowans’ health care and retirement security, Ernst’s approval dropped by double digits in only a year, now below 50% and with the smallest approval/disapproval margin since 2015. More troubling, the poll also shows Independents have opened the door to elect a new senator to Washington – adding on to a Morning Consult poll that showed Ernst underwater with Independents by 11%.
Here’s what Iowans are reading and watching on Senator Ernst’s election-year freefall:
POLITICO Playbook: DOWN-BALLOT BEAT … DES MOINES REGISTER:
“Iowa Poll: Joni Ernst’s approval rating slips as she mounts reelection campaign,” by Brianne Pfannenstiel: “U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst’s approval rating has fallen among all Iowans as she begins mounting her re-election campaign… According to a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll, Ernst’s approval rating has slipped from a high point of 57% in February 2019 to 47% today.”
WHO: New poll shows Joni Ernst losing support among Iowans
A new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows Iowa Senator Joni Ernst is losing support among some Iowans, just eight months ahead of what could be a tough election.
WOI: New poll shows Sen. Joni Ernst’s approval rating slipping
A new poll shows Iowa Senator Joni Ernst’s approval rating slipping, ahead of her re-election campaign. The Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows the republican with a 47% approval rate, compared to 57% in Feb. 2019.
KGAN: Iowa Poll shows “falling approval” for Senator Ernst
KDSM: Senator Ernst “losing support” in Iowa Poll
KCCI: Iowa Poll shows Joni Ernst’s approval rating declining amid reelection campaign
A new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows that U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst’s approval rating is dropping even as she begins her reelection campaign. The poll shows her approval rating has dropped 10% in the last year.
The Hill: Joni Ernst’s approval rating drops 10 points: poll
The poll found the senator’s approval falling from 57 percent in February 2019 to 47 percent.
The poll found 79 percent of Republicans approve of her performance as senator, compared to 45 percent of independents and 14 percent of Democrats.
Just more than 4 in 10 likely voters — 41 percent — said they would definitely back her reelection.
Raw Story: Republican Joni Ernst poll numbers plunge after voting against Trump’s impeachment
Sen. Joni Ernst’s poll numbers have sunk after she voted against convicting President Donald Trump following his impeachment trial.
“According to a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll, Ernst’s approval rating has slipped from a high point of 57% in February 2019 to 47% today,” the newspaper reported Saturday.
Ernst is facing her first reelection as a senator in 2020 and her seat is widely considered one of the most likely to flip.