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Polling Shows Mauro Strongest Candidate vs. Joni Ernst



New polling from RABA Research in Iowa’s United States Senate race finds Democrat, progressive small business owner and community leader Eddie Mauro tied 42% to 42% with Senator Joni Ernst with registered voters likely to vote in the November 2020 election for United States Senate. This comes on the heels of recent polling by PPP showing Theresa Greenfield losing to Joni Ernst by a 43% to 42% margin.

Details on the poll can be downloaded here.

The poll of 632 likely voters in Iowa was conducted between May 7th and May 9th and surveyed likely voters calling both landlines and contacting mobile phones. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.9%.

RABA Research was founded in 2016 by a bipartisan group of political professionals who have worked for candidates, issues, organizations, and corporations across the globe. The firm has extensive experience polling in Iowa and throughout the country.

In addition to asking questions about the contest between Mauro and Ernst, RABA Research also asked General Election voters their thoughts on vulnerabilities for other candidates in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary. Specifically, questions related to concerns raised in 2018 about felony election misconduct charges filed against Greenfield campaign staff and Mike Franken’s residence in Virginia, where he owns a million-dollar home.

52% of poll respondents were women compared to 48% men and the partisan breakdown for the survey was 33% Democratic, 32% Republican and a plurality of voters identified as No Party or registered with another party.

“This poll clearly shows that Senator Ernst is vulnerable and that Eddie Mauro is the candidate best positioned to defeat Ernst in November. Consultants and D.C. insiders don’t choose the best candidates, Iowans do,” said Eddie Mauro Campaign Manager Mark Langgin.