Poll: Iowa Democrat Cindy Axne Trails Generic Republican Opponent by 9 Percent

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, gives a hug to Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, poses
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Rep. Cindy Axne, the lone congressional Democrat from Iowa, whom Republicans are looking to unseat, is trailing in a poll against a generic Republican as she sides with President Joe Biden’s partisan agenda.

According to the latest poll from the American Action Network, Axne loses in a head-to-head election against a generic Republican on the ballot. The poll found that the respondents favor the Republican by nine percent, with 51 percent of the vote. Axne only received 41 percent in the hypothetical poll.

Interestingly enough, the hypothetical poll shows the voters in the district are actually less favorable to Axne than to Biden. The poll found that Biden’s approval in the district sits at 43 percent, with 51 percent disapproving of the president.

The voters from her district also said Biden has a net negative approval on the economy and foreign policy. He nets a negative ten on each policy topic: 42 percent approve, 52 percent disapprove.

The majority of voters (51 percent) in Axne’s congressional district also believe government spending is to blame for the increase in inflation.

This includes the majority of American voters that disapprove of the left’s spending plan and Biden’s socialist “Build Back Better” agenda, respectively, 55 percent and 55 percent.

In the district, 47 percent of the respondents agreed that the spending package would worsen rising costs, and 58 percent said they do not want to pay for it.

Republican Party of Iowa Communications Director Kollin Crompton said:

Axne has followed her marching orders from Nancy Pelosi, and now she is paying the price. Iowans are tired of the socialist spending spree they see in Washington – and they know Axne won’t stop lighting our taxpayer dollars on fire until she is voted out.

The AAN poll was also conducted in six other districts held by vulnerable Democrats in California, Florida, two in Michigan, Virginia, and Washington.

The AAN poll was conducted between August 28 and 30, where 800 likely voters in the 2022 midterm election were surveyed in each of the seven key congressional races that vulnerable Democrats are facing. The margin of error was 3.2 percentage points.

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