Campaign Almanac: Polls say 3 Iowa Congressional races are close

Three Iowa Congressional districts. Three razor-close campaigns, either tied or separated by a single percentage point.

That’s according to new rounds of polling published this week.

In Eastern Iowa’s new 2nd Congressional District, Republican incumbent Congresswoman Ashley Hinson and Democratic challenger Liz Mathis are locked in a dead heat, according to polling commissioned by Mathis’ campaign.

Hinson and Mathis are tied at 44 percent, according to the poll from Public Policy Polling, a national pollster that is frequently employed by Democratic candidates.

The poll also asked respondents the so-called generic ballot question: Do you plan to vote for the Republican or Democratic candidate for Congress? To that question, 50 percent said the Republican candidate and 43 percent said the Democrat.

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