A new poll released by the Public Policy Polling (PPP) Company shows that Hillary Clinton could lose the swing state of Iowa to a number of pro-life Republican presidential candidates. The Hill reports that in a race between the former Secretary of State and Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and retired surgeon Dr. Ben Carson, Clinton could lose. PPP is a liberal leaning polling company, and the results come from a survey of 1,500 registered voters in Iowa from Aug. 7 to 9.
As LifeNews previously reported, in past elections, Iowa has been a battleground for Democrats and abortion groups like NARAL, Emily’s List and Planned Parenthood have dumped tons of money into their political campaigns. For example, in 2012, Planned Parenthood spent $1.4 million on pro-abortion ads in Iowa. In 2008 and 2012, Obama carried the state by 54% and 51.99% respectively. However, in 2012 Republicans won the governorship, and in 2015, they won the Senate race.
In July, a Quinnipiac poll showed that Clinton was not only losing voters in Iowa but in the swing states of Colorado and Virginia as well. The assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, Peter A. Brown, said the following about the data: “Hillary Clinton’s numbers have dropped among voters in the key swing states of Colorado, Iowa and Virginia. She has lost ground in the horserace and on key questions about her honesty and leadership. On being a strong leader, a key metric in presidential campaigns, she has dropped four to 10 points depending on the state and she is barely above 50 percent in each of the three states.”
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He added that the new data was quite different than how Clinton was polling back in April. He explained, “Against three Republicans, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Secretary Clinton trails in six matchups and is on the down side of too-close-to call in three. That’s compared to the April 9 Quinnipiac University poll in which she was clearly ahead in five of the matchups and too-close-to-call in the other four. One other key takeaway is that Vice President Joseph Biden, who is considering a 2016 run, does better than Clinton on honesty and on caring about voter needs, always a key Democratic strong point.”
Unfortunately, the PPP poll does show that in a race between Clinton and Donald Trump or Jeb Bush, she could win by three and four percentage points respectively. The president of PPP, Dean Debnam, commented on his company’s data. He said, “The numbers are more reminiscent of the photo finish in the state in 2004 than Barack Obama’s relatively comfortable wins in 2008 and 2012.” Clinton’s overall favorability in Iowa is low, with 52% of the population reporting that they are unhappy with her political campaign.
It is possible that Clinton’s favorability will continue to drop because of her close ties to Planned Parenthood and her support for them in the wake of six videos exposing their organ harvesting business. Last month, Clinton shared a video message on social media reassuring her followers that she supports the abortion company. About abortion, she said, “I’m proud to stand with Planned Parenthood, I’ll never stop fighting to protect the ability and right of every woman in this country to make her own health decisions.”
At no point in the video does she mention Planned Parenthood’s recent scandal or the countless reasons why they should be defunded and placed under investigation.
She said, “Republicans like Scott Walker and Jeb Bush are calling to defund PP, the country’s leading provider of reproductive health care. And they are joined by Republicans in Congress who will not waste a minute on voting to make that happen. If this feels like a full-on assault on women’s health— that’s because it is. When politicians talk about defunding Planned Parenthood they are talking about blocking millions of women, men and young people from life saving preventive care. Cancer screenings, breast exams, birth-control.”