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 DonnellyEPA's Wheeler faces grilling over rule rollbacks Some Senate Dems see Ocasio-Cortez as weak spokeswoman for party Senate approves funding bill, preventing partial government shutdown 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) ManchinLeaders nix recess with no shutdown deal in sight EPA's Wheeler faces grilling over rule rollbacks The Hill's Morning Report — No new negotiations as shutdown hits 25 days 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 RosenInflux of women in Congress can improve women’s retirement security Overnight Health Care: DOJ seeks extension in ObamaCare lawsuit due to shutdown | Poll finds voters oppose court ruling against health law Press: White House not only for white males MORE was tied with Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerTrump’s shifting Cabinet to introduce new faces Trump's most memorable insults and nicknames of 2018 Progressive strategist says changing demographics will help Dems 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 Kavanaugh5 takeaways from Barr’s testimony MSNBC anchor speculates Trump has something 'pretty extreme' on Graham Five things to watch during Barr’s confirmation hearing 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 TrumpVeterans groups demand end to shutdown: 'Get your act together' Brown launches tour in four early nominating states amid 2020 consideration Pence on border wall: Trump won't be ‘deterred’ by Dem ‘obstruction’ MORE in 2016, including Indiana and West Virginia.

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