Businessman Fred Hubbell (D) has crafted a small lead against Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R), according to the Des Moines-based Selzer & Company polling firm. Their new Hawkeye State poll (9/17-20; 801 IA adults; 555 IA likely voters) sees Mr. Hubbell holding a slight 43-41% edge over the state’s new Governor.
Ms. Reynolds became Iowa’s chief executive when the former incumbent, Terry Branstad (R), was appointed US Ambassador to China. The poll shows the Governor’s approval rating dipping to 46:38% from 51:33% earlier in the year, which largely explains Mr. Hubbell now taking the lead.
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