August 4, 2006

Poll shows Nussle/Culver struggle for Iowa Gov neck and neck

The Rasmussen Report shows Culver with a slim three point edge over Nussle.
Secretary of State Chet Culver (D) continues to edge out Congressman Jim Nussle (R) in Iowa's race for Governor. In the previous Rasmussen Reports election poll, Culver was six percentage points ahead. Now, as the nominee, Culver leads Nussle by just three points, 41% to 38%.

Their match-ups have been close all year. But except in January—when they each drew 40% support—Culver has always managed to scratch out at least a one-point lead.

Nussle reportedly has the edge financially, but Culver has proven adept at fundraising and has over a million on hand, despite having weathered an expensive primary campaign.
The two candidates have comparable favorable numbers. Nussle is viewed favorably by 52%, Culver by 50%. Each is unknown to about 12% of voters.

Governor Vilsack's job performance is viewed with approval by 56%, disapproval by 43%.

President Bush's approval rating is 40%, the same as the national average right now. Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Iowa voters disapprove of the job the President is doing, 45% "strongly."

Corruption is a number one issue to many voters (14%), but many more (34%) are most concerned about the economy.

Forty-seven percent (47%) of Iowa’s likely voters say the Bible is literally true, versus 39% who say it is not. Meanwhile, 54% are pro-choice, 40% pro-life.


At 8/05/2006 3:27 AM, Blogger Scott said...

Call me an optimist, but I truelly think we are moving towards a Democratic landslide in November.

At 8/05/2006 1:14 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

I like that optimism.

Perhaps our long national nightmare may finally be over.

At 8/05/2006 8:37 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Everyone please vote Nussle out of office into defeat. Let him join Lightfoot in the looser column please!!

I still hate him for the nasty Newt stuff he pulled in Congress and want him gone gone gone!!!!

He is not looking out for anyone but himself.

At 8/09/2006 12:05 AM, Blogger tiz said...

I keep looking at these numbers and wondering to myself what they'd be like if Ed Fallon got the nod.

I'm also surprised that Vilsack approval is so high. I thought vetoing the anti-Kelo bill and basically already campaigning for 2008 would see him drop below 50%. That and the fact I voted for Fallon goes to show what I know about my fellow Iowans. ;)


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