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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ job approval rating has inched up since June — a change driven by Iowans who like the way she’s handling the state economy as workers and businesses seek a return to normal amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic.
A new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows the governor’s job approval rating has risen to 53% today from 51% this summer. Another 43% disapprove, and 4% are unsure.
J. Ann Selzer, president of Selzer & Co., said that upward movement is linked to the strong marks Reynolds receives from Iowans on the economy. Today, 57% approve of the job she’s doing with the economy, 31% disapprove and 12% are not sure. That’s up slightly from June, when 55% of Iowans approved and 36% disapproved.
Reynolds also receives strong marks for her handling of schools and…