Poll: Dems lead in Indiana, West Virginia Senate races, tied in Nevada

Poll: Dems lead in Indiana, West Virginia Senate races, tied in Nevada
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A set of polls of likely voters released Thursday show Democrat candidates with leads in the Indiana and West Virginia Senate races and tied in Nevada.


In Indiana, Sen. Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyLobbying world Trump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand GOP frets over nightmare scenario for Senate primaries MORE (D) led businessman Mike Braun (R) by 44 percent to 36 percent, according to Vox Populi Polling, outside of the poll's 3.5 point margin of error. Among undecided voters, 11 percent are leaning towards Donnelly while 9 percent are leaning towards Braun.

The poll surveyed 783 Indiana voters.

Meanwhile, Vox Populi's West Virginia survey showed incumbent Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinSunday shows - Recession fears dominate Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms Trump vows to 'always uphold the Second Amendment' amid ongoing talks on gun laws MORE (D) leading state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) by 45 percent to 40 percent, outside the poll's 3.5 points margin of error.

Among undecided voters 7 percent were leaning towards Manchin, while 8 percent were leaning towards Morrisey.

The West Virginia poll surveyed 789 voters.

In Nevada, Democrat Jacky RosenJacklyn (Jacky) Sheryl RosenHillicon Valley: Trump seeks review of Pentagon cloud-computing contract | FTC weighs updating kids' internet privacy rules | Schumer calls for FaceApp probe | Report says states need more money to secure elections Senators introduce legislation to boost cyber defense training in high school Key endorsements: A who's who in early states MORE was tied with Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerThis week: Barr back in hot seat over Mueller report Trump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign Trump picks ex-oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior secretary MORE (R) at 44 percent each, within the margin of error of 3.7 points in the survey of 614 voters. The poll showed 7 percent of undecided voters leaning towards Rosen and 5 percent towards Heller.

All of the surveys were conducted between Oct. 13 and 15.

Republicans have been increasingly optimistic about their chances of expanding their narrow 51-49 Senate majority after the polarizing confirmation battle over Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughLewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win' Cook Political Report moves Susan Collins Senate race to 'toss up' Sen. Susan Collins: Israel should allow Omar, Tlaib to visit MORE.

Democrats by contrasts face a more unfavorable Senate map this year, as they must defend 10 seats in states won by President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE in 2016, including Indiana and West Virginia.

Recent polls have shown both Manchin and Donnelly leading their Republican opponents.