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.