Quinnipiac has a couple polls out today. In the race the race for the retiring Tom Harkin's Senate seat, Republican Joni Ernst leads Democrat Bruce Braley 50-44. Much of the polling taken in late August or early September suggested that this race was nearly tied, with Braley having a slight edge. We'll have to see if this is a sign of the momentum shifting.
In the Colorado governor's race, Democratic incumbent John Hickenlooper lags his Republican challenger, former Congressman Bob Beauprez, by ten points (40-50).