Undecided Voters Will Sway Outcome of Deadlocked U.S. Senate Race

Bruce Braley (D) and Joni Ernst (R) are facing off for a U.S. Senate seat. (WHO-HD)

Bruce Braley (D) and Joni Ernst (R) are facing off for a U.S. Senate seat. (WHO-HD)

DES MOINES, Iowa – A new poll has republican Joni Ernst and democrat Bruce Braley deadlocked in the race for senate and the toss up is gaining national attention as the outcome could decide which party controls the U.S Senate.

The poll conducted by NBC News/Marist shows each candidate received 43 – percent of votes from registered Iowa voters while 14 – percent of voters are still undecided. Roughly 1,600 people took the survey.

Channel 13’s political reporter, Dave Price, says both candidates have their eyes on the percentage of undecided voters.

“There are only 14 – percent undecided but there are 33 – percent (within the 14- percent) of people who haven’t made up their mind yet. That would make you believe that those people could switch either way in theory.”

As a result, Iowans can expect to see more campaign ads and hear more door knocking between now and November.

The last open seat in the U.S Iowa senate was in the 1970’s.

8 comments

  • Right Wing Patriot

    I want Ernst to win, but Braley is gonna be tough as he has the most cash to spend. One thing that is troubling for Braley is that he had no challenger in the primary and it was his time to seperate himself and he didn’t do it. Not to mention his impersonations of Joe Biden are killing him. Open mouth say something stupid.

  • Mark

    I think Braley is a most disingenuous candidate. I really dislike his attack on Senator Grassley insinuating that because he is a farmer, he is not qualified to serve as an Iowa senator. He’s been a US senator for over 33 years, is the senior Iowa senator, and one of the most senior in all of the US Senate. In addition, Grassley has always stayed in touch with Iowa.
    Of course, Braley is a lawyer and was addressing a group of trial lawyers when he said those things. He talks out of the other side of his mouth when he’s talking to Iowa farmers and through other orifices when he talks to other Iowans.
    I’d like to know why Braley and other lawyers feel they are entitled to be politicians. It seems every lawyers aspires to be one and think they are qualified. Unfortunately, many can’t run their own businesses, let alone run the business of government. Isn’t it apparent?

    • William Denison

      Mark, give it up. We don’t want your dirty pipeline here. Keep writing your checks for Jonis meaningless ads and we here will just keep shaking our heads.

      • Mark

        You’re too funny! How did you extrapolate from my comments on the Braley-Ernst article to the “possible” pipeline crossing Iowa? Could it possibly be another example of knee-jerk paranoia?

  • Troy Hendrickson

    Ernst is just a right wing religious hypocrite, Braley is a typical liberal party democrat. The only decision is whether to write in Ren or Stimpy.

    But to be sure, it’s getting laughable at how the other right wing religious hypocrites made so much of Braley’s legitimate comment about Grassley.

    Grassley sucked ton’s of cash from farm welfare while slamming welfare for working people. Exactly the kind of corrupt hypocrite that has destroyed this nation.

    • William Denison

      Good work Troy! Keep acting like we hate both sides and then bash the right, they’ll never figure it out.

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