WATCH: Steve Kornacki Highlights Theresa’s Lead in New Des Moines Register Iowa Poll

Iowa is “the opportunity” for Democrats to flip control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new analysis from MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki of the latest Des Moines Register Iowa Poll, which shows businesswoman Theresa Greenfield with a narrow lead over incumbent Senator Joni Ernst.

“How about this: Joni Ernst – a Republican running for her second term – trailing in the Des Moines Register poll the democratic nominee Theresa Greenfield by three points.”

The new poll, widely regarded as the gold standard in Iowa polling, is the third in a row to show Theresa leading Senator Ernst following Theresa’s decisive primary victory two weeks ago.

The new numbers come after Theresa earned endorsements from more than two dozen local labor organizations representing more than 70,000 Iowa workers and from 80 Iowa leaders in every corner of the state, and after she outraised Senator Ernst in the pre-primary FEC reporting period. Read more about Theresa’s momentum here.

In addition to postponing in-person events, the Greenfield for Iowa campaign is taking precautions by having all staff work remotely and encouraging social distancing practices at all times. For more information on Iowa’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Iowa Department of Public Health website.