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2021-06-22 1:29:55 AM  
asses vis a vis Grassley

Spell check isn't a editor, but it does have a sense of humor.
 
2021-06-22 4:17:18 AM  
https://morningconsult.com/2021/02/16​/​gop-senate-approval-2022-polling/

Not low enough, and is a tiny slip compared to others who will likely sail to re-election.

Polling nowadays is political astrology.
 
2021-06-22 6:48:52 AM  
Yeah this is definitely more likely a sea change in Iowa politics than the fact the guy is 87 years old.
 
2021-06-22 6:53:14 AM  
"By Chris Cilizza"

Oh Christ.

[meandering clickbait dialogue that buries the lead 6 paragraphs down and explains things to you like you're 8 years old]
 
2021-06-22 7:02:56 AM  
Grassley was first elected to Congress the same year Hawaii became a state.
 
2021-06-22 7:03:34 AM  
He wasn't pro Trump enough.
 
2021-06-22 7:06:07 AM  
he'll be replaced by his grandson. Iowa isn't going blue anytime soon.
 
2021-06-22 7:08:14 AM  
I'll believe it is "interesting" once a liberal holds Grassley's seat. Until then I will take it as nothing more than Q-tards screaming, "MOAR FASCISM!"
 
2021-06-22 7:10:04 AM  

virulent_loser: he'll be replaced by his grandson. Iowa isn't going blue anytime soon.


Iowa went for Obama in both '08 and '12 so it's entirely possible that it could go blue. Tough but possible.

But I think this poll reflects both Democrats and Republicans wanting to toss old senators and getting someone fresher. I suspect California would have similar poll numbers related to Feinstein. It's time for these old farts to go.
 
2021-06-22 7:10:32 AM  
Sure Jan
 
2021-06-22 7:16:57 AM  

killershark: virulent_loser: he'll be replaced by his grandson. Iowa isn't going blue anytime soon.

Iowa went for Obama in both '08 and '12 so it's entirely possible that it could go blue. Tough but possible.

But I think this poll reflects both Democrats and Republicans wanting to toss old senators and getting someone fresher. I suspect California would have similar poll numbers related to Feinstein. It's time for these old farts to go.


I've lived here my whole life. the redward trend started soon after the state legalized gay marriage and continues on. not saying it'll last forever, but it's pretty firmly entrenched now and in the foreseeable future.
 
2021-06-22 7:22:58 AM  
I still think he'll run, win, and within a year or so, retire.

Leaving Drunky McGovernor to appoint his fatheaded, half-witted grandson to the seat.

The old man has a better chance of winning the seat than the hateful idiot known as Pat.
 
2021-06-22 7:28:38 AM  
So dominant a figure in Iowa politics had Grassley been that Democrats nationally have stopped seriously challenging him in his last few reelection races despite the overall swing-y nature of the state.

So dominant that they don't challenge him or so dominant because they don't challenge him.
 
2021-06-22 7:29:37 AM  

virulent_loser: killershark: virulent_loser: he'll be replaced by his grandson. Iowa isn't going blue anytime soon.

Iowa went for Obama in both '08 and '12 so it's entirely possible that it could go blue. Tough but possible.

But I think this poll reflects both Democrats and Republicans wanting to toss old senators and getting someone fresher. I suspect California would have similar poll numbers related to Feinstein. It's time for these old farts to go.

I've lived here my whole life. the redward trend started soon after the state legalized gay marriage and continues on. not saying it'll last forever, but it's pretty firmly entrenched now and in the foreseeable future.


Vaander Plaats had a huge role in all of that.

That prick can whip up hate like few others.
 
2021-06-22 7:30:11 AM  
This tells you nothing.  It's an open ended question.  People always want something different than what they have.  This question allowed them to imagine whoever they want.  Some of the people polled are praying that Donald Trump moves to Iowa to be with his True Followers and run for the Senate.
 
2021-06-22 7:31:59 AM  
Iowa is a shythole. Ernst. Grassley. Gabbard. C'mon man.
 
2021-06-22 7:39:40 AM  
But his tweets are so fresh and hip. Cool, like all the fetch kidz.
 
2021-06-22 7:40:31 AM  
Democrats: ha ha. People don't like electing old people.

Also Democrats: here's young studs Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton!
 
2021-06-22 7:41:43 AM  

shpritz: So dominant a figure in Iowa politics had Grassley been that Democrats nationally have stopped seriously challenging him in his last few reelection races despite the overall swing-y nature of the state.

So dominant that they don't challenge him or so dominant because they don't challenge him.


He's routinely won races, going back to the late 1950's, by 25-30 points (or more).

It isn't like many candidates, regardless of party or issues, would ever have been a serious challenge to him.

Believe it or not, Chuk didn't turn in to a raging, racist asshole until A. A blah man won the presidency, and B. He got closer and closer to his current pro-tem designation. Which was about the time that hateful biatch Ernst started to look to DC.

Tom Harkin kept him somewhat in check, but once we had 2 red Senators, Chuk turned into a real asshole.
 
2021-06-22 7:45:21 AM  
What's Iowa have besides the stains of Grassley, Ernst, and Gabbard? Scenic parks? Nope. Majestic mountains? Nope. Sandy beaches? Nope. Dense forests? Nope. Not a godam thing but Glyphosate bathed fields and pigs. Oh....and Grassley.
 
2021-06-22 7:45:45 AM  

PanicAttack: Grassley was first elected to Congress the same year Hawaii became a state.


not true, he was elected to iowa's house of representatives in 1959, it wasn't until 1975 that he moved up to the U.S. house of representatives and moved on to the senate in 1981.

not defending the guy, just getting the fax straight. he is 87 and has been in office since he was 26, so he is truly in touch with the common people

/fark chuck
 
2021-06-22 7:48:24 AM  
Cue Quincy Maddox gif.
 
2021-06-22 7:53:37 AM  
Starting the horse race/number watch already eh.
 
2021-06-22 7:58:02 AM  
More than 1 in 3 (37%) of self-identified Republicans say they are ready for someone other than Grassley.

Yeah.

They want someone even crazier.
 
2021-06-22 8:03:30 AM  
Good. Stop voting in people old enough to have bartered a can of coffee for a 3 bedroom house and who went to college on pocket change found in the couch cushions and maybe things will change. These people still think if you put in an honest day's work you get an honest day's wage, not the current reality of a kick in the face and a promise for more the next day.
 
2021-06-22 8:03:54 AM  
This article is very meaningful for people who don't know how old Grassley is
 
2021-06-22 8:08:24 AM  
No one nibbled a Koch nut like Joan of Ernst...
 
2021-06-22 8:53:43 AM  
Yeah, well, they aren't going to replace his wrinkly, senile, cowardly ass nor replace Senator breadbags with someone decent.   Too much derp in rural corn land.


I'm hoping Waterloo's Mayor or the Black Hawk county Sheriff run for higher office.    Longs shots for both of them.   Same for Nas Smith.   Governor Reynolds needs to go.
 
2021-06-22 8:56:39 AM  
*Ras Smith.
 
2021-06-22 9:12:54 AM  
Fully 64% of Iowa likely voters told pollster J. Ann Selzer that it was "time for someone else" in 2022 (when Grassley is up for an 8th term)

64% including Republicans who want a Republican Senator other Grassley - probably want one of those QAnon idiots.
 
2021-06-22 9:13:35 AM  

snowshovel: Democrats: ha ha. People don't like electing old people.

Also Democrats: here's young studs Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton!


That's not the everyday Democrats, that's mostly the leadership that doesn't listen to the voter because "we're not ready yet."

Everyday Democrats want fresh blood like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders
 
2021-06-22 9:37:07 AM  
Yertle's approval rating in his state prior to being re-elected last year was somewhere in the 20s at one point.

If he doesn't get outright primaried, he'll probably be re-elected, unfortunately.

These types of articles were rife last summer about the 6 GOP senate seats that were in play in 2020 -- and through the Herculian efforts of both Stacey Abrams and Donald Trump, the managed to squeak out 2.
 
2021-06-22 9:43:20 AM  

RasIanI: Yertle's approval rating in his state prior to being re-elected last year was somewhere in the 20s at one point.

If he doesn't get outright primaried, he'll probably be re-elected, unfortunately.

These types of articles were rife last summer about the 6 GOP senate seats that were in play in 2020 -- and through the Herculian efforts of both Stacey Abrams and Donald Trump, the managed to squeak out 2.


The thing that would help Chuk will be that it's a midterm. Lower turnout would be to his advantage, I'd think.
 
2021-06-22 9:45:31 AM  
New analysis of life expectancy says the same thing . Iowa doesn't have any problem with his shiat politics, they just think 90 is too old
 
2021-06-22 9:54:29 AM  

RasIanI: Yertle's approval rating in his state prior to being re-elected last year was somewhere in the 20s at one point.

If he doesn't get outright primaried, he'll probably be re-elected, unfortunately.

These types of articles were rife last summer about the 6 GOP senate seats that were in play in 2020 -- and through the Herculian efforts of both Stacey Abrams and Donald Trump, the managed to squeak out 2.


Selzer & Co. has been proven to be right on the money when it comes to polls. As more and more white rural Iowans die off, there's no one to replace them. No/limited broadband, for one, and nothing to do except farm, hunt, and make crystal meth. All the population growth is in the cities, which spells bad news for assholes who run a campaign like Steve King.

Also, Grassley could've gone to the first run of "The Wizard of Oz", which opened when he was 6 years old.
 
2021-06-22 10:12:14 AM  
Iowa uses ES&S machines. Same as states like South Carolina, North Carolina, Maine, Kentucky etc where underdog GOP incumbents "magically" won re-election. Ain't nothing gonna happen.
 
2021-06-22 10:12:53 AM  

Catlenfell: He wasn't pro Trump enough.


Yup.
 
2021-06-22 10:40:37 AM  

Farkin_Crazy: RasIanI: Yertle's approval rating in his state prior to being re-elected last year was somewhere in the 20s at one point.

If he doesn't get outright primaried, he'll probably be re-elected, unfortunately.

These types of articles were rife last summer about the 6 GOP senate seats that were in play in 2020 -- and through the Herculian efforts of both Stacey Abrams and Donald Trump, the managed to squeak out 2.

The thing that would help Chuk will be that it's a midterm. Lower turnout would be to his advantage, I'd think.


It always does <sighhhh>
 
2021-06-22 10:45:47 AM  
I'm of the firm belief Iowa's Democratic Party is run by Republicans. How in the world they can't find one single good candidate to run against Ernst last election? Or against Kim?  Or run a caucus???

But, as noted, the state's psyche broke after legalizing same sex marriage. The money that came flooding in to vote out the judges never stopped and the state made a hard turn from purple to deep red. Which is disappointing, bc unlike some people believe, large swathes of Iowa have gorgeous landscape, Des Moines is a really great tiny city, and (lots) of the people are pretty great coontil politics comes up). Definitely makes me sad since the state has so much potential.
 
2021-06-22 11:00:18 AM  

TheTossedCoin: I'm of the firm belief Iowa's Democratic Party is run by Republicans. How in the world they can't find one single good candidate to run against Ernst last election? Or against Kim?  Or run a caucus???

But, as noted, the state's psyche broke after legalizing same sex marriage. The money that came flooding in to vote out the judges never stopped and the state made a hard turn from purple to deep red. Which is disappointing, bc unlike some people believe, large swathes of Iowa have gorgeous landscape, Des Moines is a really great tiny city, and (lots) of the people are pretty great coontil politics comes up). Definitely makes me sad since the state has so much potential.


They had a very good candidate to run against her. Nate Boulton. And early polling not only showed him handily winning the Dem primary, but a 6-8 point lead, until....

Someone found a vid of him grabbing some woman's ass in a dive bar in DM.

He would have beat Reynolds were it not for that.
 
2021-06-22 11:16:07 AM  

TheTossedCoin: How in the world they can't find one single good candidate to run against Ernst last election?


The polling looked like a tossup prior to the election last year, with Greenfield ahead of Ernst in several polls, fwiw.

// which should give you pause before trusting the results in TFA.
 
2021-06-22 11:33:37 AM  

Arkanaut: TheTossedCoin: How in the world they can't find one single good candidate to run against Ernst last election?

The polling looked like a tossup prior to the election last year, with Greenfield ahead of Ernst in several polls, fwiw.

// which should give you pause before trusting the results in TFA.


Again, ES&S voting machines. Check their mailing address and prepare to be amazed. Or infuriated, take your pick.
 
2021-06-22 11:35:46 AM  

Arkanaut: TheTossedCoin: How in the world they can't find one single good candidate to run against Ernst last election?

The polling looked like a tossup prior to the election last year, with Greenfield ahead of Ernst in several polls, fwiw.

// which should give you pause before trusting the results in TFA.


Very true, although I thought at the time that represented more of a dislike for Ernst rather than support for Greenfield. Which is why I thought a stronger candidate would have actually beaten her. And Nate Boulton may have been that candidate, but the video that was mentioned sort of, by definition, made him a bad candidate.

Although, someone else pointed out the voting machines used in the state and, honestly, even though it veers into conspiracy beliefs, I also wouldn't be even mildly surprised to learn that it is true.
 
2021-06-22 11:48:49 AM  

TheTossedCoin: Arkanaut: TheTossedCoin: How in the world they can't find one single good candidate to run against Ernst last election?

The polling looked like a tossup prior to the election last year, with Greenfield ahead of Ernst in several polls, fwiw.

// which should give you pause before trusting the results in TFA.

Very true, although I thought at the time that represented more of a dislike for Ernst rather than support for Greenfield. Which is why I thought a stronger candidate would have actually beaten her. And Nate Boulton may have been that candidate, but the video that was mentioned sort of, by definition, made him a bad candidate.

Although, someone else pointed out the voting machines used in the state and, honestly, even though it veers into conspiracy beliefs, I also wouldn't be even mildly surprised to learn that it is true.


I think Tom Vilsack should have run against her, but I understand why he didn't.
 
2021-06-22 11:52:09 AM  
Senate polls, in particular, are just trash.

According to the 2020 election polls, the Democrats should have won senate seats in Maine, North Carolina, Iowa, etc. They didn't just lose, they lost them by a lot. From what I've read this polling failure is due in part to a low response rate, especially among Republicans. I don't know how they can account for this but until they do I don't trust any senate polls and assume the Republican candidate has a lot more support than what the polling indicates.
 
2021-06-22 12:04:23 PM  

Farkin_Crazy: TheTossedCoin: Arkanaut: TheTossedCoin: How in the world they can't find one single good candidate to run against Ernst last election?

The polling looked like a tossup prior to the election last year, with Greenfield ahead of Ernst in several polls, fwiw.

// which should give you pause before trusting the results in TFA.

Very true, although I thought at the time that represented more of a dislike for Ernst rather than support for Greenfield. Which is why I thought a stronger candidate would have actually beaten her. And Nate Boulton may have been that candidate, but the video that was mentioned sort of, by definition, made him a bad candidate.

Although, someone else pointed out the voting machines used in the state and, honestly, even though it veers into conspiracy beliefs, I also wouldn't be even mildly surprised to learn that it is true.

I think Tom Vilsack should have run against her, but I understand why he didn't.


I feel the exact same way. Honestly, I wish Christie Vilsack would have had an interest if he didn't. Oh well :/
 
2021-06-22 12:17:22 PM  
Iowa republicans (not REAL Iowans, btw) only want to get rid of Grassley so they replace him some mouth-foaming Qnatic.
 
2021-06-22 1:11:44 PM  

TheTossedCoin: Farkin_Crazy: TheTossedCoin: Arkanaut: TheTossedCoin: How in the world they can't find one single good candidate to run against Ernst last election?

The polling looked like a tossup prior to the election last year, with Greenfield ahead of Ernst in several polls, fwiw.

// which should give you pause before trusting the results in TFA.

Very true, although I thought at the time that represented more of a dislike for Ernst rather than support for Greenfield. Which is why I thought a stronger candidate would have actually beaten her. And Nate Boulton may have been that candidate, but the video that was mentioned sort of, by definition, made him a bad candidate.

Although, someone else pointed out the voting machines used in the state and, honestly, even though it veers into conspiracy beliefs, I also wouldn't be even mildly surprised to learn that it is true.

I think Tom Vilsack should have run against her, but I understand why he didn't.

I feel the exact same way. Honestly, I wish Christie Vilsack would have had an interest if he didn't. Oh well :/


Either Vilsack would have peeled 5-6 points (or more) of the farm vote from Drunky McGovernor.
 
2021-06-22 3:57:35 PM  
FUCH IOWA! They'll just sent some GQP wacko bird to replace him.
 
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