Another poll shows double-digit lead for Grassley
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Gazette-Lee Des Moines Bureau
DES MOINES — Another poll shows a double-digit lead for longtime incumbent Chuck Grassley in his bid for a seventh term in the U.S. Senate.
Grassley, a Republican, was chosen by 55 percent of likely voters, and 43 percent chose Democratic challenger Patty Judge, in a Quinnipiac University Poll published Friday.
It is the third post-Labor Day poll to put Grassley’s lead over Judge in double digits.
An Iowa-based Simpson College/RABA Research poll showed Grassley with a 13-point lead, and a Monmouth University Poll showed Grassley with a 17-point lead.
“In his six terms in the U.S. Senate, Chuck Grassley has become almost a family member across the Hawkeye State,” Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a news release. “He is a Republican who runs even with his Democratic challenger among women, something that Republicans rarely accomplish, and his 25-point edge among men is typical of his history with voters.”
Quinnipiac University surveyed 612 likely Iowa voters from Sept. 13-21. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
Women are split on the U.S. Senate race in Iowa, according to the Quinnipiac Poll: Grassley and Judge both were selected by 49 percent of women respondents. Men went for Grassley, 61 percent to 36 percent.
Grassley’s overall 12-point lead over Judge in the Quinnipiac Poll is up slightly from August, when his lead was 9 percentage points.