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Iowa Poll shows big lead for Ernst

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

A new poll shows good news for Republicans in the lead-up to Tuesday's election.

The Des Moines Register's final Iowa poll shows a big lead for Joni Ernst.

The poll shows a 7-point advantage for Ernst in her bid to defeat Democrat Bruce Braley.

The poll shows Braley losing 2 points from last month's Iowa Poll and Ernst increasing by 4 points.

The poll is based on phone interviews with 701 likely voters in Iowa.

The margin of error is 3.7 points.

The Iowa Poll also shows incumbent Governor Terry Branstad widening his lead over Democratic challenger Jack Hatch.

The poll shows Branstad at 59% with Hatch at 35%.

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