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According to an Iowa Poll, Chuck Grassley Has a “Seemingly Insurmountable” Lead Over Mike Franken

Democrat candidate and former Navy Adm. Mike Franken are trailing Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley in the Iowa U.S. Senate election, according to a recent survey. According to the Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa survey, which was conducted by Selzer & Co. between October 31 and November 3, among Iowans who have either already voted or indicate they plan to vote, Grassley is ahead of Franken 53% to 41%. The poll had a 3.5 percentage point margin of error.

Of the 801 likely voters surveyed, 3% said they would vote for a different candidate, 2% are unsure, and 1% did not cast a ballot. According to J. Ann Selzer, president of Selzer & Co., Grassley is far ahead of Franken in the polls.

Selzer remarked, “It’s a lead that seems insurmountable, but anything can happen. “This poll is excellent for Chuck Grassley. He not only takes the initiative generally but also has the staunch backing of his base. In contrast, Franken’s supporters are less enthusiastic.”

R-Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, as seen in the Susan Walsh Admiral Franken, a former U.S. Navy officer, sought unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination to the U.S. Senate in Iowa in 2020. In contrast to Franken’s 41% support among independent voters, Grassley is gaining independent support by a margin of 47%, according to the Des Moines Register’s November poll.

On June 7, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa, Democratic Senate candidate Mike Franken salutes the crowd as they enter an event for election night. According to a study conducted in early October, 46% of independents supported Franken, compared to 35% who supported Grassley.

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