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2014 midterms

Poll: Glimmer of hope for Democrats in Iowa Senate race

Iowa's Senate race is all tied up, according to a last-minute Quinnipiac poll released Monday morning, offering Democrats a ray of hope in what could be a must-win contest.

Rep. Bruce Braley (D) and Republican Joni Ernst tied at 47 percent apiece in the poll. That's a four-point swing in Braley's favor since Quinnipiac's previous survey.

The results come two days after a Des Moines Register poll showed Ernst with a seven-point edge. FiveThirtyEight gives Ernst a 71 percent chance of wining the seat.