And it looks like she’s going to win. Thirty percent of her supporters will vote for her because it is “a step toward repealing Obamacare.” How extreme is she? She voted to make abortion illegal for women with ectopic pregnancies — which would kill them.
The poll attributed Ernst’s boost to voters viewing her as strong on national security issues, and being better able to address Social Security, government gridlock. The survey also found that voters see Ernst as better reflecting Iowa values. “She’s more of a regular, down-to-earth person,” the paper wrote.
Earlier on Saturday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid warned Democrats that they couldn’t afford to lose Iowa, as it would hand Republicans control of the upper chamber. “If we win Iowa, we’re going to do just fine,” he said. “Iowa is critical. There’s no other way to say it.” He also criticized Ernst as extreme. “Think of what that would mean for our country,” he said of her potential win.
The race to fill the seat of outgoing Sen. Tom Harkin (D) has been one of the most competitive of the election year. Earlier polls showed the two neck-and-neck. But fear has grown among Democrats that the party would lose Iowa, one of the key battlegrounds in the election.