Politics Poll: Biden, Trump locked in tight race for Iowa
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Joe Biden has pulled even with Donald Trump among registered voters in Iowa, according to a new survey that also shows the Democratic nominee ahead of the Republican incumbent in likely voter models.
Areleased Wednesday reports that 48 percent of Iowa registered voters support Trump and 47 support Biden — a diminished lead for the president compared to last month, when half of registered voters preferred Trump and 44 percent backed Biden.
But a Monmouth model forecasting a relatively high level of voter turnout has Biden overtaking Trump by 3 percentage points, 50-47 percent. Another model based on lower turnout widens Biden’s advantage over Trump to 5 points, 51-46 percent.
Why Trump could bring down Sen. Joni Ernst in the Iowa Senate race
Donald Trump could bring down Sen. Joni Ernst in the Iowa Senate race.She earned a spot in Senate Republican leadership in her first term and even landed on the vice presidential shortlist in 2016. Many thought she’d be the latest in a long tradition of Sens. Chuck Grassley and Tom Harkin, powerful senators who outstripped the size of their state.
TrumpIowa’s six electoral votes by 9.6 percentage points in 2016. Voters there have toggled between Republican and Democratic presidential nominees in previous election cycles, with Barack Obama the state in 2012 and 2008.
According to aof Iowa surveys conducted between Oct. 1-19, Biden leads Trump by 2 percentage points in general election polling.
The latest Monmouth poll also shows a competitive race for Senate in Iowa. Both incumbent Republican Sen. Joni Ernst and Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield are supported by 47 percent of the state’s registered voters.
Greenfield leads Ernst, however, under the high likely turnout model, 49-47 percent, as well as under the low likely turnout model, 51-45 percent. Theof Iowa Senate polling also has Greenfield out in front of Ernst by 5 percentage points.
The Monmouth poll was conducted Oct. 15-19, surveying 501 Iowa registered voters with a margin of sampling error of plus-or-minus 4.4 percentage points.
Questions Joe Biden Hasn't Yet Answered About Hunter Biden Controversy .
With less than two weeks remaining until Election Day, several questions remain about Joe Biden's alleged involvement in his son's overseas business dealings.During Thursday's final presidential debate, Joe Biden continued his blanket denials of any wrongdoing, supported by a Republican-led corruption investigation that concluded last month. According to the report from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Senate Committee on Finance, there was no evidence of wrongdoing by Joe Biden in connection to his son's business dealings while the elder Biden served as vice president.