More good news today out of Iowa courtesy of Data For Progress:
— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 1, 2020
— Dave Price (@idaveprice) September 30, 2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by two-percentage points in Iowa with just over one month to go until Election Day, according to the Nexstar Iowa RABA Research Poll released on Wednesday.
Biden leads President Trump 48% to 46% in the poll. Two-percent chose ‘Other Candidate’ and four-percent remianed ‘Not Sure’.
The poll found an age divide in Iowa. President Trump holds the advantage in voters under 50 by 8%. Biden holds a 11% lead among voters 50 and older in Iowa.
Given the stakes of the race, both candidates are benefiting from spending by national party committees and outside groups that include Super-PACs run by allies of McConnell and Schumer. Total outside group spending so far has exceeded $71 million, including funds spent before Greenfield won a four-way Democratic primary in June, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.
Groups that include the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Schumer-allied Senate Majority PAC have spent about $32 million to defeat Ernst. The National Republican Senatorial Committee and McConnell-aligned Senate Leadership Fund are among groups that have spent a combined $26 million to see off Greenfield.
With Trump and Biden tied in a RealClearPolitics average of recent Iowa presidential polls, an x-factor has emerged in the final weeks of the campaign—the recall of Iowa’s popular former Republican governor to the campaign trail. Terry Branstad governed the state for more than two decades, in two stretches dating back to the 1980s, before Trump tapped him as his ambassador to China.
Let’s keep up the momentum to flip Iowa Blue. Click below to donate and get involved with Greenfield, Biden and their fellow Iowa Democrats campaigns: