Final
Projections

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Updated:
Tue. Nov 04, 2014
Senate
Republicans 52
Democrats 45
Independents 3
GOP +7, IND +1
House
Republicans 245
Democrats 190
GOP +11
Governors
Republicans 27
Democrats 22
Independents 1
DEM +1, IND +1
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Iowa Senate Election

Election Day
November 8, 2016
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The Candidates

Iowa Senate Election 2014 - Bruce Braley vs. Joni Ernst
Democrat
Bruce Braley
Nominee
OPEN SEAT Republican
Joni Ernst
Nominee
OPEN SEAT:  Incumbent Democrat Tom Harkin is not seeking a sixth term in 2014.
Republicans
  • Joni Ernst - Iowa State Senator  
  • Sam Clovis
  • Mark Jacobs
  • Scott Schaben
  • Matt Whitaker - Former U.S. Attorney
Democrats
  • Bruce Braley - U.S. Representative from Iowa  
Others
  • Doug Butzier (Libertarian)
  • Jerry Carter (Non-affiliated)
  • Bob Quast (Independent)
  • Jay Williams (Independent)
Party nominee -

Projection Data

Election Projection:  Joni Ernst by 1.3%
FirmDatesBraleyErnst
Public Policy Polling (D)11/1 - 11/34548
Quinnipiac10/28 - 11/24747
Des Moines Register10/28 - 10/314451
YouGov10/25 - 10/314342
Rasmussen Reports10/28 - 10/304748
FOX News10/28 - 10/304445
CNN/Opinion Research10/27 - 10/304749
Reuters/Ipsos10/23 - 10/294545
Loras College10/21 - 10/244544
CBS News/NYT/YouGov10/16 - 10/234444
NBC News/Marist10/18 - 10/224649
Projection History
DateProjectionRating
September 17, 2014Ernst +0.2Weak GOP Gain
September 08, 2014Braley +0.5Weak DEM Hold
August 19, 2014Ernst +0.5Weak GOP Gain
June 18, 2014Braley +0.8Weak DEM Hold
June 06, 2014Ernst +0.3Weak GOP Gain
June 04, 2014Braley +5.0Mod DEM Hold
Preliminary-----Weak DEM Hold

Election Timeline

Iowa Polling Hours
Time Zone
Central
Polls Open
7:00AM Local time
Polls Close
9:00PM Local time
Important Dates
Filing Deadline
March 14, 2014
Primary Election
June 3, 2014
Election Day
November 4, 2014
Election Results
Iowa Senate
Bruce Braley  43.7
Joni Ernst  52.2
Called: Ernst +8.5
Election Projection
Iowa Senate
Joni Ernst  +1.3
Weak GOP Gain
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