Chuck Grassley is 89. Most likely Iowa voters in 2022 are concerned

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Chuck Grassley is 89. Most likely Iowa voters in 2022 are concerned

Chuck Grassley has served in public office since 1959. At age 89, he’s seeking another six-year term in the U.S. Senate that, if completed, would make him the second-oldest member of Congress ever at 95.

  • 60% of Iowa’s likely voters say Grassley’s age is a concern, according to a new Iowa Poll.
  • Only 34% of likely voters say Grassley’s longevity is an asset.
  • 86% of Democratic voters, 64% of independents, 37% of Republicans say Grassley’s age is a concern.

On Chuck Grassley’s birthday last month, his Democratic Senate opponent shared what could have been mistaken for a benign, celebratory tweet.  

“Happy birthday, Senator Grassley!” Mike Franken wrote alongside a photo of a small cake with dozens of blazing candles crammed haphazardly onto its small surface.  

The subtext was clear: Chuck Grassley is old.

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