Iowa poll: Joni Ernst for president?

Yes, according to 58% of Republicans who are likely to vote on the presidential candidates competing in the Iowa caucuses next year.

“She’s not afraid of a fight,” said GOP poll respondent Josh Ehlen, a 33-year-old commercial insurance broker who lives in Waukee.

But more than a quarter (26%) of those Republican voters say no, she doesn’t, according to a new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll. In follow-up interviews, some said they voted for her and think she has moxie, but much goes into preparation for being president, and at this early stage, Ernst remains untested.