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Register poll shows voters split over Supreme Court judges

DES MOINES (KWWL) - A Des Moines Register poll shows more than one-third of voters want to remove three Iowa Supreme Court justices who joined a unanimous ruling that legalized gay marriage.

The poll found that 37 percent of likely voters intend to vote to remove all three justices and 34 percent say they will vote to retain all the judges.

Another 10 percent plan to retain only some justices, 11 percent don't intend on voting on the judges and 8 percent aren't sure how they'll vote.

If Chief Justice Marsha Ternus and justices David Baker and Michael Streit lose retention votes, it will be the first time voters remove an Iowa Supreme Court justice.

The poll also found Republican Terry Branstad with a 50 percent to 38 percent lead over Democrat Chet Culver in the race for governor.

Meanwhile, in the U.S. Senate race, incumbent Republican Charles Grassley leads Democratic challenger Roxanne Conlin, 61 percent to 30 percent.

The telephone poll was conducted Oct. 26 to 29 and has a margin of sampling error of 3.5 percentage points.

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