Poll: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds Leads Democrat Challenger by 17 Percent

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during a rally, March 9, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa. After running unopposed in Iowa's primary election, Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds holds a huge fundraising edge over Democrat Deidre DeJear in a state that has become increasingly friendly to conservative candidates. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall File)
AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds holds a massive 17-point lead over her Democrat challenger Deidre DeJear with less than four months before the November election, a Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa poll released Monday found.

The poll found that 48 percent of the respondents would vote for the Republican incumbent governor in the general election. In comparison, only 31 percent said they would vote for the Democrat, and five percent said the Libertarian Rick Stewart.

There was also five percent who said they would vote for someone else, two percent would not vote, and nine percent were unsure. The 17 percent lead Reynolds has, is way outside the four percent margin or error the poll had with the 597 likely Iowa voters between July 10 and 13.

Iowa Democratic gubernatorial candidate Deidre DeJear speaks at the Story County Democrats Super Soup Fundraiser, March 12, 2022, in Nevada, Iowa. After running unopposed in Iowa's primary election, Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds holds a huge fundraising edge over Democrat Deidre DeJear in a state that has become increasingly friendly to conservative candidates. DeJear, a 36-year-old businesswoman who also faced no primary opposition, is seeking to become the first Democrat elected governor of Iowa in 16 years. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Iowa Democratic gubernatorial candidate Deidre DeJear speaks at the Story County Democrats Super Soup Fundraiser, March 12, 2022, in Nevada, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Most adults in Iowa said they have a favorable view of Reynolds. A majority (52 percent) of the 811 Iowa adult respondents, with a margin of error of 3.4 percent, said they approved of her being governor, compared to the 44 percent who disapproved of her.

In response to Reynolds’ lead, the Republican Party of Iowa said they were grateful for her to be governor.

Republican Party of Iowa Communications Director Kollin Crompton said:

Iowans are grateful to live in a state where Governor Kim Reynolds respects their freedoms and liberties. While leading with her conservative principles, Gov. Reynolds has kept Iowa moving in the right direction – expanding freedom, cutting taxes, and pushing back against the Biden Administration. Gov. Reynolds is fighting for Iowans, while Joe Biden continues to blame and blunder.

The Register mentioned that the recent poll is the only poll since the governor officially announced her reelection bid on March 9. During the outlets poll from February 28 to March 2 — right before she announced her reelection — a majority (51 percent) said they would reelect her, and 43 percent said DeJear. However, in that poll, there was no option to pick Stewart or  “someone else.”

Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. Write to him at jbliss@breitbart.com or follow him on Twitter @JacobMBliss.

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