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Ernst, Trump on top in AARP Iowa poll with voters 50+

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President Trump and Senator Joni Ernst appear to be gaining support from Iowans in the latest AARP poll.

Senator Joni Ernst is leading, Democrat Theresa Greenfield by as much as five points.

Ernst, who is running for her second-term in the U. S Senate is currently leading Greenfield 50 percent to 46 percent among voters age 50 and over, and is ahead 50 percent to 45 percent among all likely Iowa voters.

The new poll, which just came out Wednesday morning said, "Jobs and the economy are the most important issues for Iowa voters age 50 and older when voting for a U.S. Senate candidate, followed closely by Social Security and health care, a new AARP poll finds. The full results of the AARP poll, released Tuesday, find that 58 percent of voters 50-plus believe the country is on the wrong track, while 36 percent say it is moving in the right direction."

President Donald Trump is leading former Vice President Joe Biden.

The President leads Biden 48 percent to 46 percent among likely voters 50-plus.

When it comes to all Iowans, Trump leads Biden 47 percent to 45 percent.

AARP commissioned the bipartisan polling team of Fabrizio Ward & Hart Research to conduct polls in five states with key U.S. Senate races, including Iowa.

The firms interviewed 1,200 likely Iowa voters, which includes a statewide representative sample of 800 likely voters, with an oversample of 400 likely voters age 50 and older, between Aug. 30 and Sept. 5.

The interviews were conducted via landline and cellphone.

The margin of sampling error for the 800 statewide sample is plus or minus 3.5 percent; for the 800 total sample of voters 50+ is plus or minus 3.5 percent.

View the full poll here:

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