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Three Vulnerable House Democrat Incumbents in Iowa?


The sample size in these polls isn’t enormous, and all of the incumbent Democrats still have okay leads in the head-to-head poll numbers. But obviously, there are a lot of frustrated and dissatisfied voters in Iowa, and none of these three can be terribly confident about reelection.

Bruce Braley, Leonard Boswell, and Dave Loebsack are all around 47 percent in the head-to-head match-ups, and that’s not a great place for an incumbent to be, particularly when the top of the ticket should be a GOP gubernatorial and senatorial landslide and voters’ mood is so sour.

A new poll released today by American Future Fund shows a strong disconnect between Iowans and Nancy Pelosi’s liberal agenda.

The poll was conducted by Voter/Consumer Research August 31 through September 3, 2010 in Iowa’s First, Second, and Third Congressional Districts.  Three hundred Iowans were polled per district and the results show low re-election numbers for incumbent Democratic Congressmen.

The standout issue for the majority of Iowa voters is jobs and the economy by an overwhelming margin.  Fifty-percent or more of all poll takers in each Iowa’s First, Second and Third Districts marked jobs and economy their main concern.

Only 39 percent of voters in Iowa’s First District believe Rep. Bruce Braley should be re-elected as their congressman.  Things aren’t much better for Rep. Leonard Boswell in the Iowa’s Third District either, as only 42 percent of voters believe he should retain his seat.  Rep. Dave Loebsack in Iowa’s Second District has only 40 percent of voters backing him in his re-election bid.

Tags: Ben Lange , Bruce Braley , Dave Loebsack , Leonard Boswell

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