Victory Enterprises based in Davenport, Iowa has released the results of its recent poll of 402 registered voters. The poll showed John McCain with a 48% to 42% advantage over Barack Obama. A third of the respondents were Democrat, Republican, and no party voters.
The poll stands in contrast to the Des Moines Register Poll which showed Obama with a 12% lead over McCain. The Iowa Poll is conducted by Selzer & Co. Inc. of Des Moines. Selzer was spot on with her final polls before the Iowa Caucuses and the Republican Primary in Michigan.
The difference is that the VE poll chose to focus on only registered voters, and with Iowa’s new same day voter registration law in effect they are not accounting for any participation from unregistered voters or illegal aliens.
Regardless, the VE polls shows us that McCain can move numbers in Iowa even without investing much into this state in the 2000 and 2008 caucuses. The McCain/Palin visit to Cedar Rapids this week should also help create some excitement about the ticket here in Iowa.
The poll isn’t all good news for Republicans as it shows Governor Culver with a 59% approval rating.