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Friday, October 16, 2009

John Deeth Blog: Kos polls Iowa governor, senate races

Excerpted from this post at John Deeth Blog

With Terry Branstad set to make it official today, the timing is on
the money: Daily Kos releases a Research 2000 poll that shows Branstad
five points ahead of incumbent Chet Culver, 48-43. "The governor's
race promises serious fireworks," writes Kos ... We know those
"generic Republicans" as Bob Vander Plaats and Chris Rants. Frankly,
the Dems best hope is that Vander Plaats and his Christian Soldiers
beat up Branstad in a primary and squeak through to a win. Chet leads
BVP 55 to 33 and is ahead of Rants 58-28. That tells me that Culver
still has a little room to go up and Branstad, as people start to
really remember him, has a lot of room to go down. It's always that
way with Dream Candidates who parachute into a race late: the peak on
announcement day, then slip as they start to actually campaign.
Remember presidents Wes Clark and Fred Thompson?

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