Iowa Governor's Race Neck and Neck

The polling experts at FiveThirtyEight are marking the Iowa governor's race as the closest in the nation. This is all based on the most recent polling data out there and historical trends.

What was once considered a likely Democrat race, has become a toss-up with Fred Hubbell now only expected to win on a 0.4% margin.

He's facing the Republican incumbent, Governor Kim Reynolds. Both candidates getting a one in two chance of winning the state of Iowa.

The stakes in this race have never been higher and the candidates are trying to capture every last vote before Election Day on Tuesday. Both Hubbell and Reynolds made stops throughout Eastern Iowa on Sunday to fire up people to continue campaigning for them.

"In two days we are going to sprint across the finish line and I want you to know that we haven't let up, so we don't want you to let up," said Reynolds speaking to people at a rally at the Brown Deer Golf Club in Coralville.

"We really need your help. Right now, right now, we need to get the votes out. Counting Tuesday, we have three days,” Hubbell said to volunteers at a campaign stop in Marion.

Reynolds talked to people about the work she's done as governor. She highlighted the state's unemployment rate, job growth, and lowering taxes.

"Do we build on the success that we've seen, or do we stop, and reverse course, and take Iowa backwards?” she said. “I don't believe that's the direction Iowans want to go. The policies that he's wanting to put in place will put this economy to a screeching halt."

While Hubbell talked about restoring Planned Parenthood funding and reversing the fetal heartbeat bill, which bans nearly all abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. He also focused on fixing mental health, and education.

"People want to see Medicaid privatization reversed,” he said. “They want to see something done about mental health finally in our state. And they want education as good as it used to be when we were #1.”Despite the urgency in their final pushes. Reynolds and Hubbell are both confident heading into Tuesday.

"We expected a close race,” said Hubbell. “We always have expected that, but we have been working at every county, talking to as many voters, as many Iowans as we can. I think there's a lot of enthusiasm among people that want change."

"I've had a lot of people come up and tell me that they like the direction that the state is going. I mean we have the second lowest unemployment rate in the country,” said Reynolds.Both candidates plan on being in Eastern Iowa again on Monday. 

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