Des Moines Register Pushes 'No WMD in Iraq' Lie in Covering Iowa Senate Race Staff
Posted: Sep 29, 2014 1:55 PM

According to a poll which is described as the state's "gold standard," Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jodi Ernst now leads Bruce Braley, her Democratic Party opponent, in the Iowa U.S. Senate race for the seat being vacated by Democrat Tom Harkin.

The Des Moines Register's "Iowa poll" has Ernst up by a six-point margin, 44% - 38%. That Ernst's lead isn't larger is apparently attributable to a statement she made to the Register's editorial board which has been treated as a misstep, but really wasn't. The truth is that the statement Ernst made — that she had "reason to believe there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq" — really wasn't strong enough.