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Polls Give Donnelly Edge in Senate Race

An average of the last three independent polls in Indiana’s U.S. Senate race gives Democrat Joe Donnelly an edge over his Republican challenger Mike Braun.

The latest poll by NBC News/Marist gives Donnelly a six-point lead in a two-way race over Braun, 49-43 among likely voters.  When Libertarian candidate Lucy Brenton is added, Donnelly’s lead drops to 44-41-8.

The poll of 576 likely voters had a margin of error of +/- five percent.

A Gravis poll taken back in May of 400 likely voters had Braun ahead, 47-46.  However, a poll was taken by last month the Republican polling group Trafalgar gave Donnelly a 12-point lead, 51-39.

When all three polls are taken into account, Donnelly leads Braun 48.6-40.3 in a two-way race.

The NBC News/Marist poll also gave Donnelly a 48 percent approval rating while Braun’s was 39 percent.  Donald Trump’s favorable rating was also 48 percent.

More of the NBC News/Marist poll can be found here.

Photo: Indy Politics

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