Grassley gone in 2010?

Thursday, December 11th, 2008 @ 6:29 pm | Uncategorized

Research 2000, a research firm frequently utilized by Daily Kos, has some interesting numbers showing that Senator Charles Grassley is vulnerable to a challenge led by former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack. Here’s a quick glance:

Research 2000 for Daily Kos. 12/8-10. Likely voters. MoE 4% (No trend lines)

Grassley (R) 48
Vilsack (D) 44

Approve 57
Disapprove 36

Approve 55
Disapprove 36

Below the fold, Independents polled had nearly identical approval for both candidates making the numbers even more provocative. It also indicates that to unseat Grassley it would take the highest of high profile Iowa Democrats. Regardless, it’s a chink in the armor that I’m sure has caught the attention of both parties. Vilsack ended speculation just a couple weeks ago that he was not in the running for the position of Secretary of Agriculture and so his future plans remain unclear.


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