Open seat races in Michigan and Iowa have led the way with the highest percentage of undecided voters in 2014 polling among the 16 states with key U.S. Senate contests.
Gubernatorial elections have been decided by single digits over the last four elections in just four states – three are in the Upper Midwest: Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Rhode Island.
No third party or independent candidate running for the U.S. House from Iowa has won five percent of the vote since 1934; only four of 238 candidates have reached 10 percent since 1914.
Media election forecasters can only agree on one slot of the Top 12 U.S. Senate seats most likely to change control after the November elections.
At least one other Midwestern state has voted a Democrat into office each of the 15 times Minnesotans have elected a Democratic governor since statehood.
Ernst is in a dead heat with Bruce Braley on the heels of setting the mark for the largest victory by a non-incumbent in a contested Iowa Republican U.S. Senate primary.
Only one out of 68 Democratic and Republican U.S. Senate primaries has gone to a special nominating convention in Hawkeye State history.
Sitting Republican governors have won reelection 90 percent of the time they have appeared on the general election ballot in the Hawkeye State.
Iowa Republicans failed to field candidates in a party record 32 State House districts this cycle – shattering the previous GOP high water mark by 39 percent.
It has been more than 90 years since the last time Republicans had a monopoly on every U.S. House seat in the Mountain State.