A New York Times live poll shows the Republican Bacon leading his Democratic challenger Kara Eastman in Nebraska's second district. Based on a poll of more than 500 people, Bacon holds a 51-42 lead with 7 percent undecided. The NYT poll calls it a good showing for Republicans given the expectations.
Traditionally, the district leans right.
On the other side of the river, Cindy Axne holds a slim lead over two-term congressman Republican David Young in Iowa's third district, which covers Des Moines all the way to Council Bluffs.
Axne holds a 44-43 lead in a district that is traditionally a tossup, but Young will get some help later this week when Vice President Mike Pence comes to campaign for him.