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Monday, September 21, 2009

The Iowa Republican: Bad poll numbers + major scandal = chaos for Culver

Excerpted from this post at The Iowa Republican

Earlier this summer, Michael Kiernan, the chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party, warned Iowans to be weary of polls that were conducted by TheIowaRepublican.com and the Iowa First Foundation. Kiernan said, "They ask loaded questions to get desired results." Kiernan made this statement in an effort to diminish the coverage of the polls by traditional media sources. The polls by TheIowaRepublican.com and the Iowa First Foundation were both conducted by reputable pollsters who have been involved in numerous races all across the country. For the most part, the Iowa First Foundation's poll echoed the findings of TheIowaRepublican.com poll, yet Kiernan, and some in the media, discredited the polls because of who commissioned them. This past weekend, the Des Moines Register released the results of its poll, which was conducted between Monday and Wednesday of last week.

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