(Dubuque, IA) A recent poll shows Congressman Rod Blum starting his reelection campaign in a solid position to earn a victory this fall. Blum maintains a 12 point advantage among likely voters in the First District over both of his potential opponents, Pat Murphy and Monica Vernon. In the poll of 400 likely voters in the First Congressional District, Blum leads Murphy 45% – 33% and Vernon 43% – 31%. Additionally, the survey found Congressman Blum with a positive job approval rating of +16%, with 43% approving of his performance compared to just 27% disapproving.
Congressman Blum commented: “These results prove that returning to the district and working hard to help constituents is appreciated by Iowans. I also believe voters are responding to my work in Washington where I am trying to reform Congress itself, enact term limits, balance the budget, protect our borders, and reignite our lackluster economy. Our reelection campaign will be in a strong position heading into the general election regardless of which typical career politician the opposition chooses.”
Kellyanne Conway, CEO of the polling co, inc, who conducted the survey of 400 likely voters, added: “With 7 months remaining until the November 2016 elections, Congressman Blum is comfortably poised to compete successfully for a second term. He leads by 12 points in head-to-head balloting against both of his potential opponents, and is aided by a strong 16-point positive job approval rating with voters in the First District.”
This poll of 400 likely voters in Iowa’s First Congressional District was conducted March 16-17, 2016 and has a margin of error of +/- 5%. An analysis of the survey can be read here.