Grassley up by only 9 points

KCCI just released parts of its poll during the 5 o’clock newscast.  According to the on-air report, 600 people were surveyed this week.  U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R) got the support of 49 percent  compared to 40 percent who said they would back Des Moines attorney Roxanne Conlin, one of three Democrats who is running in the primary. Eleven percent were undecided.  It’s the first poll which has found Grassley below 50 percent. 

The poll has a margin of error of 4 percent.  The poll found President Obama’s approval rating to be 53 percent.  The survey also probed voter attitudes about the health care reform package.  It found 43 percent thought the country was better off as a result, while 40 percent thought the country was worse off.  In a related question, 46 percent of those surveyed said they would be more inclined to support a politician who had voted for the plan, while 36 percent would be more inclined to support someone who supported its repeal. 

All of that above is according to notes I took during the newscast.  There is nothing right now on the station’s website about the poll.  UPDATE:  Here’s the poll detail.

The reporter on the 5 o’clock newscast “teased” information they’ll release at 6 o’clock about the governor’s race, saying “both sides might want to be concerned.”  UPDATE II:  Here’s the poll on the governor’s race.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.

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