A new poll shows that the race to be Iowa's next governor remains close with just six weeks left to go. The Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll found that Des Moines businessman and Democrat Fred Hubbell holds a slight lead over Republican Governor Kim Reynolds. But the results still fall within the margin of error for the poll.

Forty-three percent of likely voters said that they plan to vote for Hubbell, while forty-one percent said that they'll vote for Reynolds. Seven percent say they support the Libertarian candidate, and nine percent remain undecided. However, around a third of voters say they could still be persuaded to vote for someone else. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.2 points.

Reynolds, who is technically the incumbent after taking over for Governor Terry Branstad, had a favorable rating of 51% in December of 2017. It has since fallen to around 45%. Hubbell's favorability rating has climbed by 11 points to 42%.

The poll was conducted September 17-20th and featured phone interviews with 801 Iowans of voting age.


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