Indiana Senate Poll: Evan Bayh Leads Todd Young By Seven Points

Former Sen. Evan Bayh (D) leads by seven points in the latest Indiana Senate race poll by Monmouth University.

The Indiana race is shaping up as a key contest in Democratic efforts to win a Senate majority.

In the survey of likely Indiana voters, Bayh, also a former Indiana governor, led Rep. Todd Young (R) 48-41, with Libertarian candidate Lucy Brenton polling at 4 percent.

Monmouth has not previously polled this race, but a July poll by Democrat-leaning pollster Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group showed Bayh ahead by 21 points, 54-33.

The Monmouth poll, conducted Aug. 13-16, surveyed 403 likely Indiana voters over the phone with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percent.

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