DES MOINES, Iowa – A new internal poll shows that Republican challenger and former U.S. Rep. David Young holds a slight lead over Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District race.

The poll surveyed 400 registered likely voters in the district on July 7-9, 2020. The margin of error is +/-4.9 percent. The poll was conducted by the Terrance Group and commissioned by Young’s campaign and the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Young leads Axne 44 percent to 43 percent with the Libertarian nominee, Bryan Holder, drawing six percent. Seven percent of those polled said they were undecided. In March, Terrance Group found Young and Axne were tied 48 apiece, and Holder was not part of that poll.

The rematch between Young and Axne is considered a toss-up by Cook Political Report. Axne unseated Young in 2018 in a close race, edging the two-term congressman 49.3 percent to 47.1 with under 8,000 votes separating the two.

Axne heads into November with a significant voter registration advantage. There are over 15,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans, something she did not enjoy in 2018.

You May Also Like

Iowa Secretary of State Provides PPE, $2 Million to Counties to Protect Voters and Poll Workers

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate: “Polls will be open on November 3. We are providing the materials necessary to protect voters and poll workers.”

Where Does Ben Carson Stand on Abortion?

Ben Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, has referred women to doctors who perform abortions and his campaign says he doesn’t focus on legislation.

Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee Votes To Raise Age of Consensual Sex

The Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee voted to raise the age of consensual sex from 16 years-of-age to 18 unless it is with a spouse or someone under the age of 27.