WFW Releases Polling On Senator Ernst’s Standing Among Iowa Voters

WFW Press Release
April 5, 2019

April 5, 2019

Olivia Perez-Cubas
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Winning For Women (WFW) released a poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies to learn more about Senator Joni Ernst’s (R-IA) standing among Iowa voters ahead of her 2020 re-election race.

We surveyed 400 voters across Iowa by landline and cellphone between February 24 – 26, 2019. The full methodology is below.

Key Takeaways:

  • Sen. Ernst is very popular in Iowa. Her favorability matches those of Iowa’s other top two statewide elected officials, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Governor Kim Reynolds (R-IA).
  • Further, Sen. Ernst is viewed strongly on points of character, including: honesty, ethics, and authenticity. The people of Iowa also believe she understands their concerns.
  • Given Kim Reynolds’ successful 2018 gubernatorial campaign, Ernst’s similarity to Reynolds’ numbers is of particular note.
  • Sen. Ernst’s standing with the people of Iowa puts her in a strong position for 2020.

“Senator Ernst has a strong record on the issues most important to Iowa voters, and this poll proves that. As the first woman to ever represent Iowa in Congress and the first female combat veteran in the Senate, Senator Ernst knows a thing or two about what it takes to lead,” said Rebecca Schuller, Executive Director of Winning For Women. “We’re encouraged to see that the people of Iowa trust Senator Ernst to get things done in Washington, and we plan to help elevate more women like her into leadership positions.”

Methodology: Winning For Women engaged Public Opinion Strategies to conduct a telephonic poll with 400 Iowa voters from February 24-26, 2019. 40% of respondents were contacted via cell phone. Margin of error is +/- 4.9%.

ABOUT WINNING FOR WOMEN: Winning For Women is a 501(c)(4) organization that aims (1) to inform the public of national security and free-market policy that will benefit the lives of all Americans, (2) to organize and amplify the voices of women across the country who embrace such, broadening the audience for a strong conservative message, and (3) to expand the ability of right-of-center women to succeed in their pursuit of leadership opportunities, including elected office. WFW works closely with its advisory team of high-profile leaders and supporters. Its Board of Directors includes former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte, Hudson Institute Chairman Sarah May Stern, and Executive Director Rebecca Schuller.