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October 22nd, 2010

Miller-Meeks Leads Loebsack 45 to 44 in New Poll

Pollster: ‘Expect Miller-Meeks to be a New Member of Congress After the Nov. 2 Election’

With Election Day less than two weeks away, Republican congressional candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks is leading Democrat incumbent Dave Loebsack, according to polling data released today.

“David Loebsack’s record of higher taxes, runaway spending and lost jobs is catching up with him,” Miller-Meeks said. “Iowans are angry because he hasn’t represented us; he’s voted with Nancy Pelosi almost 98 percent of the time. Now he’s turning to her high-powered attack machine to distort my pro-jobs, pro-taxpayer record but Iowans are seeing right through it.”

Miller-Meeks’ campaign manager, Tracie Gibler, added, “David Loebsack and Nancy Pelosi are desperate.  They’re coming at Mariannette with their fangs bared and they’re not going to stop until Election Day. The fact that they’ve gone negative is proof that Mariannette is not only leading but pulling away as the campaign moves into its final, decisive hours.”

The following is the polling memo

The Tarrance Group is pleased to present the following findings from our most recent survey of likely voters throughout the Second Congressional District of Iowa. The Tarrance Group was retained by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and the Miller-Meeks campaign for Congress to conduct a telephone survey among N=300 registered “likely” voters in the district. A random sample of this type is likely to yield a margin of error of +5.8% 95 out of 100 times. Responses to the survey were gathered October 18-19, 2010.
Republican challenger Mariannette Miller-Meeks has moved ahead of the Democrat incumbent in the latest survey of voters in Iowa’s Second Congressional District. Miller-Meeks now leads Loebsack as the race comes down to the final two weeks. Most importantly, the incumbent is well below a 50% threshold – and the third party candidate is having almost no impact at all.
Miller-Meeks remains in the lead even when we look at those who are most likely to vote on election day. We expect Miller-Meeks to be a new Member of Congress after the November 2nd election.
Congressional Ballot:

October 18-19
Miller-Meeks – 45
Loebsack – 44
Sicard – 1
Undecided – 11

September 13-14
Miller-Meeks – 40
Loebsack – 41
Sicard – 6
Undecided – 13

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