The Reynolds Campaign lost more ground earlier this week when election watchers at Governing.com moved Iowa’s gubernatorial race from Likely Republican to Toss Up.
This change follows the trend started by the Cook Political Report in June when they upgraded the race from Likely Republican to Toss Up.
GOVERNING: As November Nears, More Governors’ Races Become Tossups
For the Democrats, three of the shifts come in states where the party fared poorly in the 2016 presidential race: Iowa, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
In Iowa, there haven’t been any recent polls in the gubernatorial race, but in the Democratic primary, Fred Hubbell prevailed in a sizable field with an impressive 56 percent of the vote. And, according to the online publication Morning Consult, President Trump’s approval rating — in a state he won — has fallen sharply and is now “under water.”