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Iowa Republicans Want Romney
DES MOINES, IA (CBS2/FOX28) - With less than three months until the November elections, new numbers show an Iowa Senate race is closer than ever.
In a USA Today/Suffolk University poll, Democrat Bruce Braley and Republican Joni Ernst are locked in a dead heat.
If the election were held today, the numbers show both Braley and Ernst would each get 40% of the vote.
The two are squaring off for the seat being left by retiring Senator Tom Harkin.
That race has all eyes on Iowa as the GOP needs this seat to gain a majority in Washington.
But the campaign for Governor isn't quite as close, numbers show incumbent Terry Branstad has a 13-point lead over Democrat Jack Hatch.
Meanwhile, Iowans are voicing their opinions on who should lead the country.
In that same poll, republicans in Iowa say they want Mitt Romney to run again.
Romney has said he doesn't plan to run for president but Iowans want him to change his mind.
If Romney was added to the list of potential 2016 White House Contenders, 35% of republicans in Iowa say he'd be their first choice in the caucuses.
This comes just a day after Romney said in a radio interview that "Someone else stands a better chance of winning than I do."