The presidential race in Iowa has tightened as Democratic candidate Joe Biden is surging in the polls. Biden is now in a virtual tie with President Donald Trump, who has seen his numbers plummet in recent weeks.
According to a Des Moines Register-Mediacom Iowa Poll released Monday shows Trump has 44 percent support compared to Biden’s 43 percent support. Trump’s 1-point lead is within the poll’s 3.8 percentage point margin of error.
A similar poll from March found that 51 percent of voters said they would support Trump in a general election against Biden, while just 41 percent said they would support the former vice president, according to the Des Moines Register.
Trump carried the state by 9 percentage points in the 2016 election. However, several recent polls have shown Trump trailing in states he won in 2016. Earlier this month, Fox News released polls showing Biden leading Trump in Ohio, Wisconsin and Arizona.
A poll released Sunday found Biden leading Trump in Michigan, a battleground state Trump narrowly won in 2016, and a separate poll released last week found Trump trailing Biden in Florida.
In an effort to galvanize his base, Trump is scheduled to hold his first rally since March on Saturday in Tulsa, Okla.