An average of the last three independent polls in Indiana’s U.S. Senate race gives Democrat Joe Donnelly an edge over his Republican challenger Mike Braun.
The latest poll by NBC News/Marist gives Donnelly a six-point lead in a two-way race over Braun, 49-43 among likely voters. When Libertarian candidate Lucy Brenton is added, Donnelly’s lead drops to 44-41-8.
The poll of 576 likely voters had a margin of error of +/- five percent.
A Gravis poll taken back in May of 400 likely voters had Braun ahead, 47-46. However, a poll was taken by last month the Republican polling group Trafalgar gave Donnelly a 12-point lead, 51-39.
When all three polls are taken into account, Donnelly leads Braun 48.6-40.3 in a two-way race.
The NBC News/Marist poll also gave Donnelly a 48 percent approval rating while Braun’s was 39 percent. Donald Trump’s favorable rating was also 48 percent.