WASHINGTON, DC – iVote released the results of a survey today showing Democrat Brad Anderson leading Republican incumbent Paul Pate, 46-45, in the race for Iowa Secretary of State. This poll comes as iVote ramps up its field operation in Iowa, hiring Field Organizer Willow Huber and launching its Ambassador program.
“The more Iowans learn about Paul Pate, the less they want him as their Secretary of State,” said iVote spokesman Hari Sevugan. “With four years in the public eye, Paul Pate has shown that he is only looking out for partisan interests. Iowans want a Secretary of State who will make voting easier for all eligible voters."
The poll was conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and surveyed 600 likely voters in Iowa. It was conducted from August 14-19, with a margin of error of 4.0 percent.
iVote, a new voting rights campaign dedicated to the powerful notion that every eligible citizen should vote, recently launched an offensive against orchestrated efforts to block people from voting. iVote will target Secretary of State races in Colorado, Nevada, Iowa and Ohio, activating grassroots armies to elect Secretaries of State who will protect every American’s access to voting.
The iVote Board of Directors includes Doug Sosnik, Frank Smith, Ellen Kurz, Jeremy Bird, Michael Blake, Rachael Cobb, Ralph Paige, Wendy Smith and Pete Giangreco. iVote is being advised by 270 Strategies, AKPD, David Binder Research, and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research.