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Biden leads Trump by 5 points in Iowa: poll

Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris says she has 'not yet' spoken to Pence Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year Obama: Republican Party members believe 'white males are victims' MORE holds a 5-point lead in Iowa one month out from Election Day, according to a new Quinnipiac University survey.

Fifty percent of likely voters in the Hawkeye State said they supported Biden, while 45 percent said the same about President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSAID administrator tests positive for COVID-19 Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year DOJ appeals ruling preventing it from replacing Trump in E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit MORE, who won the state by roughly 10 points in 2016. Biden and Trump both hold solid leads with members of their respective parties in the state, and Biden also holds a lead among independent voters, 48 percent to 43 percent.

The RealClearPolitics polling average shows Biden leading Trump by 1.4 points, previewing what could be a tight race.  

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In the Iowa Senate race, Democratic candidate Theresa Greenfield also holds a 5-point lead in her race. Fifty percent of likely voters said they support Greenfield, while 45 percent said the same about incumbent Sen. Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstThe Memo: Trump plows ahead with efforts to overturn election More conservatives break with Trump over election claims Peggy Noonan: 'Bogus dispute' by Trump 'doing real damage' MORE (R-Iowa). 

The RealClearPolitics polling average also shows Greenfield leading Ernst by 5 points. 

The Iowa Senate race is a must-watch contest, with Democrats hoping to use it along with a handful of other competitive races to take back the majority in the upper chamber. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report rates the race as a "toss-up." 

The Quinnipiac University survey was conducted Oct. 1-5 among 1,205 likely Iowa voters. The margin of error is 2.8 percentage points.