For Immediate Release
June 5, 2020
EMILY's List Releases Poll Showing Theresa Greenfield Leading in Iowa Senate Race
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released a poll showing Theresa Greenfield has a two point advantage, 45-43%, against Senator Joni Ernst. The poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling, also shows that 45% of Iowa voters disapprove of Senator Ernst’s job performance, while only 38% of voters approve of the first-term senator.
“Theresa Greenfield has built a strong campaign focused on strengthening and expanding access to health care, fighting for workers and farmers, and protecting Social Security,” said Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List. “Senator Ernst promised to make Washington ‘squeal,’ but Iowa voters know she spent the last six years becoming part of the problem and is now mired by campaign finance scandals. We’re proud to stand with Theresa as she enters the general election in a strong position and we’re confident she’ll win in November.”
View the poll here.
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