Grassley faces race of his life

by Jordain Carney  |  published on July 5, 2016

After decades of coasting to reelection, Sen. Chuck Grassley is facing his toughest race yet.

Iowa political observers say the 82-year-old Republican senator known for his independent streak could be in danger in a turbulent, no-holds-barred presidential election year.

A Loras College poll released Thursday had the Iowa lawmaker in a statistical dead heat against Patty Judge, his Democratic challenger. Grassley led by only one point, 46-45, against the former lieutenant governor. That nominal advantage was well within the poll’s four-point margin or error.

Public Policy Polling, a left-leaning firm, released a survey earlier last week showing Grassley with a 7-point lead. But even that margin hardly suggests safety for the incumbent.

  • Blue 3

    He and that stupid ass political farm fest are the only reason we can find them on the map. He’s never getting voted out.

  • justinwachin

    It may be time for sen. Grassley to consider retirement. It would be nice if he could be replaced by a Republican. Iowa voters may be content to settle for a Democrat.

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