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New Poll Shows 58% of Iowa Voters Want SCOTUS Vacancy Filled Now

Mar 15, 2016

March 15, 2016

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WASHINGTON — A new poll released today shows a clear majority of Iowans want Senator Charles Grassley and his colleagues to take action now to fill the Supreme Court vacancy.

The poll, conducted by Anzalone Liszt Grove Research and Normington Petts and Associates on behalf of End Citizens United, shows 58 percent of Iowa voters believe that President Obama and the U.S. Senate should “take action to fill the vacancy now.”

A plurality of Iowans said they were less likely to vote for Grassley given his position — 47 percent to 40 percent.

This is the third state in which End Citizens United has commissioned a poll showing that when it comes to the Supreme Court, Republican obstructionism is costing these Senators with their constituents.

“Voters in New Hampshire, Missouri and now Iowa have made clear that Americans want a new Supreme Court Justice confirmed as soon as possible,” said Reed Adamson, Senior Advisor to End Citizens United. “The Republicans’ obstructionist position is untenable, and the more they engage with their constituents, the clearer that will become.”

The survey also showed that reducing special interest money in politics is one of the top priorities for Iowans when it comes to selecting a new Justice. The overwhelming majority (85%) believe that appointing a Justice who will reduce the influence of special interest money in government and elections is a top priority.

The survey was conducted by Anzalone Liszt Grove Research and Normington Petts and Associates from March 7-9, 2016 among 500 likely general election voters on both land lines and mobile phones. The results are subject to a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.

Click here to read the full poll memo.

End Citizens United PAC was established in March 2015 to counter the disastrous effects of Citizens United and reform our campaign finance system. ECU has raised more than $7 million from more than 500,000 contributions, with an average contribution of $14.

Read more on End Citizens United from Roll Call: Campaign Finance Reform PAC Wants to Be a Player in 2016.