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Des Moines Register: Trump SURGES in latest Iowa polls, while Biden lags behind

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President Donald Trump took the lead in the Iowa polls Sunday, just days before the presidential election. Former Vice President Joe Biden is now lagging in the Iowa Poll, which was conducted by the Des Moines Register/Mediacom.

Trump now leads by 7 percentage points over Biden, 48% to 41%.

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According to the Des Moines Register Iowa Poll, Trump now leads by 7 percentage points over Biden, 48% to 41%.

Further, “three percent say they will vote for someone else, 2% aren’t sure and 5% don’t want to say for whom they will vote.” If these numbers hold, Trump will have a significant lead and the ramifications could be felt in other states, particularly battleground states that earlier had Biden in the lead.

Just look back in September, when the Iowa Poll, showed the candidates were both tied at 47% to 47%.

This new poll is a big loss for Biden, who watched as his campaign took big hits over the past month. It may also be a sign of what is happening in other states, particularly swing states.

Pollsters and analysts are keeping a close eye on Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Michigan.

Why? Because Biden’s recent statements during the last debate that his administration would phase out the oil and fracking industry had a direct impact on independent voters and Americans employed by this industry who are concerned the Democrats liberal economic policies will do severe damage to the nation’s economy and lead to debilitating unemployment.

The poll of 814 likely Iowa voters was conducted by Selzer & Co. of Des Moines from Oct. 26-29. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.”

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Pope Francis calls for universal ban on ‘so-called surrogate motherhood’

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Pope Francis called for a universal ban on surrogacy, likening the practice as an unborn child “turned into an object of trafficking.”

“I consider despicable the practice of so-called surrogate motherhood, which represents a grave violation of the dignity of the woman and the child, based on the exploitation of situations of the mother’s material needs,” Francis said in a speech to the Holy See on Monday.

The “uterus for rent” process, as Francis has called it, was estimated to bring in $14 billion in the U.S. in 2022, and is projected to grow to a $129 billion market by 2032. National Review reports Individual surrogacies can cost anywhere from $60,000 to $200,000 plus in the U.S. Rising infertility rates, an increase in the number of fertility clinics, and “sedentary lifestyles” contribute to surrogacy’s recent popularity, according to Global Market Insights.

“A child is always a gift and never the basis of a commercial contract,” Francis continued. “Consequently, I express my hope for an effort by the international community to prohibit this practice universally.”

Surrogacy is already banned in many European countries. In the United States, commercial surrogacy, or for-profit surrogacy, is legal in some states, and the practice has been used by celebrities who are very public with their decision to use surrogacy.

Altruistic surrogacy, the method by which a woman carries another person’s child for no official compensation, is legal in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, South Africa, Greece, and Iceland, according to the National Institutes of Health.

The speech was about threats to peace and human dignity. “A child is always a gift and never the basis of a commercial contract,” Francis continued. “Consequently, I express my hope for an effort by the international community to prohibit this practice universally.”

Francis also listed Russia’s war on Ukraine, the Israel-Hamas war, climate change, and increased weapons production as great threats to peace on Monday.

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