Here’s the latest news out of Indiana courtesy of the latest Fox News poll:
Incumbent Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly bests Republican challenger Mike Braun by seven points among Indiana likely voters, 45-38 percent. His lead is at the poll’s margin of error. The race shifted since September when Braun was up by two points. In early October, Donnelly was up by two.
Donnelly’s edge comes in large part from greater party loyalty and higher interest in the election among Democrats. Fully 88 percent of Democrats back him vs. 80 percent of Republicans for Braun. In addition, nearly 1 in 10 Republicans go for Donnelly. Independents are about twice as likely to support the incumbent.
More Democrats (49 percent) than Republicans (43 percent) are extremely interested in the race.
Eighty-three percent of Donnelly supporters and 80 percent of Braun supporters feel certain of their vote choice.
Nine percent of Indiana likely voters are undecided. Libertarian Lucy Breton takes five percent and that could be a wild card.
“Republican voters who flirt with Libertarian candidates tend to come home to the Republican candidate in the last few days,” says Shaw.
He adds, “Donnelly being under 50 percent bodes well for the less well-known challenger.”
While Trump won Indiana by 19 points, more voters currently approve (50 percent) than disapprove (48 percent) of the job he is doing by just 2. In early September, more approved than disapproved by 10 (54-44 percent).
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