USA Today/Suffolk University is out with a new poll in Iowa that finds Joni Ernst (R) leading Bruce Braley (D) in the U.S. Senate race, 47% to 43% among likely voters.
Some interesting things to note from the poll:
“President Obama has a 54% disapproval rating in the state that helped launch his 2008 presidential campaign to victory.
Ernst has a narrow edge in “favorability”: 46% of respondents viewed her favorably compared with 43% for Braley.
While enough voters remain undecided to swing the race in either direction, the poll also gives Republicans a 7.6-point advantage in the generic ballot. That is, when asked whether they would vote for the Republican or the Democratic candidate, 48.6% said Republican, 41% said Democratic. Ernst also has a 48%-32% edge among independents.”