The lone congressional Democrat from Iowa, Rep. Cindy Axne, is taking heat from Republicans who are eyeing her seat in the upcoming midterm elections.
According to a report in Breitbart News, Iowans believe that Axne is too closely aligned with President Joe Biden’s agenda.
Polling data shows that the incumbent is trailing in the polls behind a generic Republican, in other words, just any old person with an “R” beside their name would likely teat her for her seat in 2022.
“According to the latest poll from the American Action Network, Axne loses in a head-to-head election against a generic Republican on the ballot,” Breitbart reported.
“The poll found that the respondents favor the Republican by nine percent, with 51 percent of the vote. Axne only received 41 percent in the hypothetical poll.”
The same poll shows that voters in Axne’s district not only don’t care for the Democrats’ politics, they feel less positively about her than they do about Biden himself, despite the president’s known progressive agenda.
Biden received an approval rating of 43 percent in the lone Democrat’s district, with 51 percent disapproving of the president, while only 42 percent approve of Axne and 52 percent disapprove.
Republican Party of Iowa Communications Director Kollin Crompton said in a statement about the lawmaker that, “Axne has followed her marching orders from Nancy Pelosi, and now she is paying the price.
“Iowans are tired of the socialist spending spree they see in Washington – and they know Axne won’t stop lighting our taxpayer dollars on fire until she is voted out.”