Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA


September 28, 2012

Poll shows Mitt Romney with 3 point lead in Iowa

CENTERVILLE — Rasmussen reports survey news, an independent public opinion survey released Sept. 20, shows Mitt Romney with a 3 percentage lead over President Barack Obama in Iowa.

The Iowa survey of 500 likely voters Romney earns 47 percent support to Obama’s 44 percent, while 3 percent prefer some other candidate in the race and 5 percent are still undecided.

Romney held a similar 46 percent to 44 percent lead in Iowa in early August.

Romney is viewed favorably by 48 percent of Iowa voters and unfavorably by 49 percent, with 26 percent who have a very favorable opinion of him and 38 percent with a very unfavorable one.

Obama is trusted more when it comes to national security, taxes and health care and Romney has the edge on the issue of the economy.

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

A. I support the ordinance
B. I do not support the ordinance
C. Not sure
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