According to the latest polling posted on the RealClearPolitics Polling Page, Scott Walker’s lead in Iowa has grown. Less than a month ago, the Bloomberg-Des Moines Register poll showed Gov. Walker leading Rand Paul by a 15%-14% margin, with Mike Huckabee getting 10%, followed by Ben Carson and Jeb Bush with 9% and 8% respectively.
This time, though, in the Quinnipiac University poll, Gov. Walker is supported by 25% of Iowa voters, followed by Rand Paul with 13%, Huckabee and Carson at 11% and Jeb Bush with 10%.
Two things have changed since the Bloomberg/DMR poll. The Gotcha Media has insisted on asking gotcha questions designed to trip Gov. Walker up rather than asking substantive questions aimed at informing voters. Thanks to the Gotcha Media’s insistence on asking that type of questions, Iowa voters have figured it out that a) ‘city slicker’ type of journalists aren’t worth listening to and b) don’t know what’s important to Iowans.
They’ve essentially told Iowa voters to ignore the questions they ask of presidential candidates. In fact, that’s the message that’s spreading across the country. Sean Davis’ article highlights how out-of-touch the media is:
Oh, a candidate believes the 3 billion base pairs that comprise the human genome didn’t arrange themselves randomly? Throw him in a lake and see if he’ll float. A politician won’t opine on whether a man who cynically used Christianity as a shield for a blatant same-sex marriage lie is a “real Christian” or not? Burn him at the stake. A governor who claims to seek God’s divine guidance via prayer didn’t write down every single prayer and file it away so know-nothing progressives could one day FOIA proof of his super silly prayer life? He’s obviously not fit for higher office.
Yes, that last thing actually happened.
When the new year started, Gov. Walker’s name recognition was better than most candidates who hadn’t run for national office before but it was still relatively low compared with Jeb Bush, Rand Paul or Mike Huckabee. Thanks to the Gotcha Media’s ridiculing of Gov. Walker, his name recognition has shot up quickly.
We know that because Gov. Walker’s surge isn’t just confined to Iowa. National Review’s Jim Geraghty highlighted these polls recently:
- The UT-Austin/Texas Tribune poll puts Ted Cruz at 20 percent; Walker is at 19 percent.
- The Field poll puts Walker ahead in California at 18 percent; Jeb Bush is second with 16 percent.
- PPP shows Walker second in South Carolina with 18 percent; Jeb Bush leads with 19 percent.
The more the American people learn about Gov. Walker, the more they’ve supported him.