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Poll: Senate candidates separated by less than 3 points in Florida, Arizona and Indiana

Several critical Senate races are virtually tied with the midterms a little over a week away, according to CBS polls released Sunday.

In Florida’s Senate race, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Gov. Rick Scott (R) are tied at 46 percent.

In Arizona’s Senate race, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) leads Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) by 3 points, at 47 percent to 44 percent. The difference is within the poll’s margin of error.

{mosads}In Indiana, Mike Braun (R) leads the incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly (D) also by only 3 points, at 46 percent to 43 percent. The narrow gap is also within the poll’s margin of error.

Democrats need a net gain of two seats to retake the Senate. Republicans are currently predicted to hold their majority. FiveThirtyEight gives them a 5 in 6 chance of maintaining their majority.

However, the same prediction expects Democrats to flip the House. FiveThirtyEight gives them a 6 in 7 shot at doing so.

Sunday’s poll also showed a widening divide between Democrats and Republicans in the midst of a heated political climate.

Among Republican voters polled, 70 percent said that the Democratic Party is composed of people with different values and only 30 percent said the left was advocating for policies with which they disagreed.

Likewise, 66 percent of Democrats told pollsters that the GOP stood for different values than they did, while 34 percent said it advocated for policies with which they disagreed.

In Arizona, pollsters spoke to 972 likely voters from Oct. 23-26 and the results have a margin of error of 4.1 points.

In Indiana, pollsters spoke to 975 likely voters from Oct. 23-26 and the survey has a margin of error of 3.7 points.

The Florida poll has a margin of error of 4 points. Pollsters interviewed 991 likely voters from Oct. 23-26.

— Updated 12:47 p.m.

Tags Arizona Bill Nelson Blue wave Florida Governor Rick Scott Indiana Joe Donnelly Martha McSally midterms 2018 Mike Braun November elections Red wave Rep. Kyrsten Sinema Rep. Martha McSally Sen. Bill Nelson Sen. Joe Donnelly Senate races

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