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Poll: Ernst lead evaporates in Iowa Senate race

Added 05-04-20 09:57:02am EST - “The Senate race in Iowa is tightening, according to a new poll that shows Sen.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Poll: Ernst lead evaporates in Iowa Senate race”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Senate race in Iowa is tightening, according to a new poll that shows Sen. Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstDemocratic Senate campaign committee books M in fall TV ads The Hill's Coronavirus Report: NATO Deputy Secretary General Geoană says alliance must fight disinformation campaigns from bad actors; Senate to pass relief bill today Democrats gain new momentum in fight for Senate majority MORE’s (R-Iowa) lead over her likely Democratic opponent Theresa Greenfield narrowing to just 1 point.

The survey from the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows Ernst leading Greenfield, 43 percent to 42 percent. That suggests a significantly closer race than a previous PPP poll from December that found Ernst ahead of Greenfield by a 6-point margin.

The poll also shows Ernst’s approval rating in her home state is underwater. Thirty-seven percent of respondents said they approve of the job she’s doing in office compared to 43 percent who disapprove. 

That’s a marked change from the December survey, which showed Ernst’s approval at 45 percent and her disapproval at 43 percent. 

Ernst’s seat isn’t among Democrats’ four core targets that they see as particularly crucial to recapturing a majority in the Senate. The party is focused primarily on flipping Republican-held seats in Arizona, Colorado, Maine and North Carolina. 

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