Branstad polling

Former Governor Terry Branstad is back in the game, seeking a fifth term as governor.  Branstad’s staff is polling prospective primary voters, as I overhead recently.  Here are the questions, posed in this order:

What are the most important issues facing our state?

Are you planning to vote in the primary election?

If the answer to #2 is yes, then question #3 is the following: Who will you support?

There’s a brief thank you and the call is over. I’m sure there’s an attempt to categorize, cross-matching issues to candidates.  Are voters who say the number one issue is gay marriage then supporting Bob Vander Plaats?  Are voters who say the number one issue is the state’s budget mess supporting Branstad?  What other issues might Iowa voters be citing in this survey?

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.


  1. Chad Ingels says

    That’s not the call I got, mine lasted at least 10 minutes. Most of the questions lead to comparison of Branstad, Vander Plaats and Culver with no mention of Roberts. It was quite detailed.