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 DonnellyK Street giants scoop up coveted ex-lawmakers Obama honors 'American statesman' Richard Lugar Former GOP senator Richard Lugar dies at 87 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) ManchinThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Senate panel approves Interior nominee over objections from Democrats Labor head warns of 'frightening uptick' in black lung disease among miners 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 RosenLawmakers introduce legislation to improve cyber workforce funding Dem lawmakers accuse DHS, HHS of giving them misleading information on family separations This week: Barr back in hot seat over Mueller report 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 KavanaughMurkowski celebrates birthday with electric scooter ride Graham urges Trump not to abandon infrastructure talks with Democrats 2020 Dems break political taboos by endorsing litmus tests 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 TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' MORE in 2016, including Indiana and West Virginia.

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