IOWA POLL: Response Not Favorable For Branstad Re-Election

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A new Iowa Poll shows some Iowans are questioning the prospect of a sixth term for Gov. Terry Branstad.

The Des Moines Register poll shows 54-percent of Iowans approve of the governor’s job performance, while 36-percent disapprove, that’s a slight decline from June.

Fifty-five-percent say he’s been in office long enough, compared to 35-percent who say he should seek another term.

One year ago, 60-percent of Iowans polled said the state was headed in the right direction.

This Iowa Poll asked whether the state government was headed in the right direction. Forty-one-percent of people polled said “yes” while 45-percent say Iowa’s government is headed down the wrong track.

Branstad hasn’t officially announced he’ll run again and recently said a decision would be made in the new year.

Already, three men are battling each other for the chance to become the Democratic nominee in the gubernatorial race.

State Senator Jack Hatch, Representative Tyler Olson, and former representative Bob Krause have all announced their candidacy.

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