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Mike Braun Edges Ahead of Senator Donnelly in New Poll

Braun with a 44-40 percent advantage over Donnelly among 800 likely voters

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Republican Mike Braun's campaign says the Indiana businessman and candidate for U.S. Senate holds a slight advantage over Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly in a recent internal poll.

The survey of 800 likely voters, conducted Oct. 14-17, showed Braun with a 44-40 percent advantage over Donnelly, while Libertarian Lucy Brenton was at 7 percent in this poll, which had a margin of error is 3.46 percentage points.

From the Washington Examiner:

"'Since Senator Donnelly committed the equivalent of political suicide by voting against Justice Kavanaugh a little more than two weeks ago, the bottom has fallen out of his campaign,' reads a Braun campaign polling memorandum from the Republican nominee's top strategists, Jon Kohan and Josh Kelley.

In Braun's internal campaign poll, Donnelly's favorable/unfavorable rating was driven upside down by the Kavanagh episode, landing at 41 percent favorable, 42 percent unfavorable. In the survey, Braun was rated 41 percent favorable, 34 percent unfavorable."

WIBC hosts Hammer and Nigel discussed the poll in Monday's edition of "Are You Okay with This?"

Hammer:

"I am not okay with this because it's an internal poll. What the hell is his staff supposed to say? 'Boy, we're really getting our asses handed to us right now. We got a lot of work to do in these next two weeks.'"

Nigel:

"Mike Braun has concluded an all-new poll, which suggests we are down 10 points."

(laughs)

Hammer:

"Yeah, I don't think they would have come out with those numbers."

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