Grassley Now Up 12 Points In Reelection Bid

Iowa GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley is leading Democrat challenger Mike Franken by 12 points, according to a new poll released Saturday.

  • The Des Moines Register-Mediacom Iowa Poll show Grassley ahead 53-41% among Iowans who have already voted or say they definitely will by Tuesday.
  • Independents now appear to favor Grassley, a reversal of the results from October’s poll, according to The Hill newspaper. The poll released last month showed Grassley ahead by just 3 percentage points, or 46-43%.Still, the double-digit leader is smaller that usual  for the senior Iowa senator and top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • Grassley served in the upper chamber for over four decades.
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