Photo credit: Gage Skidmore (CC-By-SA 2.0)
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore (CC-By-SA 2.0)
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore (CC-By-SA 2.0)

Congressman Steve King (R-IA) leads State Senator Rick Bertrand (R-Sioux City) by 52 points in the upcoming Republican primary in the Iowa 4th Congressional District in a poll conducted by WPA Opinion Research conducted on April 10-11.

The study has a sample size of 400 likely Republican primary voters (15% cell phone interviews) and a margin of error is equal to ±4.9%. The poll was commissioned by Reignite Iowa Super PAC who supports King’s reelection.

68% of those polled said they intended to vote for King on June 7th, while only 16% said they would support Bertrand. Another 15% said they were undecided.

A majority of those polled, 52%, said they would back King regardless of who would run against him, while 31% said they would consider another candidate. King also has a strong favorability rating among Republicans in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District. 71% of Republicans polled had a favorable opinion of King while only 19% had an unfavorable view.. The poll also showed that King’s challenger Bertrand has a name ID problem with only 16% polled having a favorable rating with only 6% unfavorable opinion.

In their remarks on the poll, WPA Research wrote, “King leads his challenger by 67 points among somewhat conservative voters, and a shocking 78 points among very conservative voters. Given the makeup of the Republican primary electorate in Iowa’s 4th District these numbers are encouraging for the Congressman.”

The poll was conducted before US Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst endorsed King who boasts additional endorsements from Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, US Ambassador John Bolton, US Chamber of Commerce, Gun Owners of America, and others.

“These poll results are evidence of the rock-solid position Steve King holds in his Congressional District,” remarked Jeff King, King for Congress Campaign Chairman and son of Steve King. “No Member of Congress works as hard as my dad to represent his constituents with integrity and determination. This poll reflects support earned from years in the trenches with fellow Republicans fighting for the issues Iowans care about most. After seeing these poll numbers and knowing outside dark money groups are already attacking my dad, I’m confident Iowans will reject those misleading messages and overwhelmingly vote for Steve King in the upcoming Primary Election.”

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