The Washington Examiner | July 21, 2022

"Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA) is all tied up with Republican challenger Zach Nunn as she attempts to withstand a red electoral wave and win reelection in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District.

That is the assessment of the July 9–11 poll jointly commissioned by the Nunn campaign and the National Republican Congressional Committee. In the survey from GOP firm Moore Information Group, likely voters split their vote for Axne and Nunn 43% apiece, with 14% undecided. Problematic for Axne as the midterm elections approach is President Joe Biden’s abysmal, 37% job approval rating.

Southwest Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District, anchored by Des Moines, is a swing seat drawn to give Republicans a narrow advantage. If Biden’s low standing persists, Republicans are confident those two data points will give Nunn, a state senator, the edge he needs to defeat Axne.

Bolstering GOP confidence in this race is the congresswoman’s failure to grab a lead over Nunn despite investing in an early advertising campaign.

'Despite Democrat incumbent Cindy Axne’s spending over $400,000 attacking Zach Nunn, the race is a dead heat,' pollster Erik Iverson wrote in a polling memorandum for Moore Information Group. The poll surveyed 400 likely general election voters and had a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points."

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"Cindy Axne is one of Joe Biden's biggest loyalists. If Joe Biden says 'jump' Axne asks, 'how high,'" said Republican Party of Iowa Communications Director Kollin Crompton. "Zach Nunn will do the job Axne is too coward to do: put an end to Joe Biden's disastrous agenda." 


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