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.

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In Indiana, Sen. Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyLobbying World Lobbying World Overnight Energy: Trump taps ex-oil lobbyist Bernhardt to lead Interior | Bernhardt slams Obama officials for agency's ethics issues | Head of major green group steps down 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) ManchinManchin says he won't support LGBTQ protection bill as written Senators offer bipartisan bill to fix 'retail glitch' in GOP tax law Murkowski, Manchin call for 'responsible solutions' to climate change 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 RosenThe 31 Trump districts that will determine the next House majority The Hill's 12:30 Report: Manafort sentenced to total of 7.5 years in prison Female Dems see double standard in Klobuchar accusations MORE was tied with Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerTrump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign Trump picks ex-oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior secretary Oregon Dem top recipient of 2018 marijuana industry money, study finds 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 KavanaughCourt-packing becomes new litmus test on left Warren, Harris, Gillibrand back efforts to add justices to Supreme Court Pence traveling to SC for Graham reelection launch 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 TrumpCummings says Ivanka Trump not preserving all official communications Property is a fundamental right that is now being threatened 25 states could see severe flooding in coming weeks, scientists say MORE in 2016, including Indiana and West Virginia.

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