Another poll shows Iowa’s U.S. Senate race a “toss-up.” The Loras College Poll found support for Democrat Bruce Braley at 45.3 percent and Joni Ernst at 44.2 percent.

“The last poll which we conducted at the beginning of October had them in a dead tie and this one has Congressman Braley up one percent, so I would say in terms of trends, there’s not much other than it’s persistently a close race,” Budzisz says, “and anybody’s game at this point,” says Loras College political science professor Christopher Budzisz, who directs the poll.

The Loras College Poll found Republican Governor Terry Branstad holding a 20-point lead over Democratic challenger Jack Hatch. The poll, which was conducted Tuesday through Friday of last week, has a margin of error was just under three percent.