GOP Sen. Joni Ernst’s Approval Plummets After Voting Against Impeaching Trump
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) saw a big decline in her polling numbers after voting against conviction at the impeachment trial of Donald Trump.
“According to a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll, Ernst’s approval rating has slipped from a high point of 57% in February 2019 to 47% today,” the newspaper reported Saturday.
This is the first reelection that Ernst is facing and experts believe that her seat is likely to flip and go to a Democrat.
“The poll of 800 Iowa adults, which includes 667 likely voters, was conducted by Selzer & Co., March 2-5. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for Iowa adults and plus or minus 3.8 percentage points for likely voters,” the newspaper reported. “Iowans have been polled 10 times since February 2015 about whether they approve or disapprove of the way Joni Ernst has handled her job as U.S. senator.”