With Election Day just 47 days away, Republican candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Democrat incumbent Dave Loebsack are locked in a virtual tie and more voters want to replace the incumbent than re-elect him, according to a new poll released today. The poll of Iowa's 2nd Congressional district voters shows Miller-Meeks trailing by just one point, 41-40 percent, with 13 percent undecided.
The poll, jointly commissioned by the National Republican Congressional Committee and the Miller-Meeks campaign, was conducted by prominent national pollster Brian Tringali of the Tarrance Group on September 13 and 14, with a margin of error of 4.9 percent.
"This news is obviously a tremendous boost to our campaign, and shows that voters are ready to take Congress in a new direction. Every day on the campaign trail I hear from Iowans who are fed up with runaway federal spending, looming tax increases, and policies that will kill more jobs here at home," said Miller-Meeks. "I'm ready to restore fiscal sanity to Washington and be an independent, fiscally conservative voice who will fight everyday for good-paying Iowa jobs. It's time for new leadership."