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Iowans Really Don’t Like Rep. Steve King

Iowans Really Don’t Like Rep. Steve King

Having high unfavorables going into an election year is already bad news.  But when you’re trying to win over a new group of constituents due to redistricting?  That’s even worse.

But that’s the situation long time Republican Congressman Steve King of Iowa is in heading into 2012.  Iowa redistricting means he’ll be answering to some new voters, and polling looks a little shaky already.

Via the Sioux City Journal:

A poll released April 22 by Public Policy Polling  summarized queries of 1,100 Iowans in mid-April, and showed King is the least popular of the five current members of the U.S. House from Iowa. King was viewed favorably by 27 percent of those polled, 34 percent had a unfavorable view and 39 percent had no opinion.

One person paying close attentions to the numbers?  Former Iowa First Lady Christie Vilsack, his potential challenger.  And she already has a favorability rating almost ten points higher than the sitting congressman.

And if he keeps making comments about being more willing to debate her husband than debate her, the difference between those numbers are likely to continue to increase.

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11:54AM PDT on May 2, 2011

Tara there is no other way to say this, You are full of crap on this topic.

10:17AM PDT on May 2, 2011

Steve King,... doesn't he write horror stories.. I mean legislation?

5:53AM PDT on May 2, 2011

It seems that making sexist remarks has not served him well.

4:38PM PDT on May 1, 2011

Don't forget that these GMO corporations have been "selling" that idea hard and if you listen to them you might not recognize that inserting genetic materials requires screwing around with immunity and the basic health of the plants. Matter of fact, Monsanto spent several years pretending that GMOs solved drought issues for rice by parading around a rice variety hybridized in India and lying to say it was GEed, when is was simply stolen out of the local seed exchanges.

4:28PM PDT on May 1, 2011

Tana is simply ignorant of the difference between hybridization, something that occurs even in nature and results,, like any mutt, with in plants MORE able to withstand bugs and disease. Contrastingly genetically modified organisms have had forced immune changes and are weaker in the face of many diseases. They are cultivating NEW diseases that are leaping over to attack regular crops and even animals now. Weird and dangerous.

2:40PM PDT on May 1, 2011

Tana: you need to understand what GE seeds are doing to the environment, the organic plants, and everything. They are a big evil! Tomatoes can be organic, they are grown in greenhouses! That's not GE! You think you know a lot, but you don't know enough. Our honey bees are dying off, and GE crops are part of the problem. What will we eat when they are all dead? All crops are reliant on bees for polination, aren't they? So what will be left when monsanto finishes them off? Monsanto is a bad corporation, and anyone who supports them should not be getting more power! Obama made a big mistake when he appointed monsanto' biggest political mouthpiece to the office of US secretary of agriculture! We sent lots of signatures, but he ignored us and did it anyway! Obama was a mistake, I'm glad to say I didn't make! I voted for someone I could trust, Ralph Nader!

1:25PM PDT on May 1, 2011

Economic sabotage is the essential Republican strategy for winning the White House in 2012. They will block every effort to actually improve the economy they can, and make a big show out of criticizing any economic aid they can't block.

11:43AM PDT on May 1, 2011

Run, Christie, run! Now here is a political figure with charisma and an understanding of ordinary people. She was part of several Iowa campaigns I've worked on and she has the personality AND the good character to be a great representative. Steve King, on the other hand, is so far out to the right, he's about to fall off the face of the earth. He's all about hate.

11:17AM PDT on May 1, 2011

It's time to get everyone out to vote... what are the percentage of people who actually make it to the polls? If people don't make an effort , then they shouldn't complain about who's in office.
Concerning seeds for the garden, irregardless of what Tana says, not all are GE... you just have to pay attention to what you buy and where you buy it. If you're worried, join a seed club.

11:05AM PDT on May 1, 2011

This guys lack of concern for his constituents is what is doing him in.

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