Monmouth Indiana Poll: Bayh’s Previous Lead In Senate Drops To A Tie

October 31, 2016 1:31 pm

Rep. Todd Young (R-IN) and former Democratic Senator and Governor Evan Bayh are tied in a new poll of the U.S. Senate election in Indiana, according to a release from Monmouth University.

The race to fill incumbent Sen. Dan Coats’ (R-IN) seat is a tossup in TPM’s Senate Scoreboard, and the race is considered important to Democrats’ attempt to become the majority party in the Senate.

The major-party candidates are tied at 45 percent among likely Indiana voters, with Libertarian candidate Lucy Brenton trailing at 4 percent.

Bayh previously held an advantage in the race, polling six points ahead of the Republican representative just two weeks ago, according to a previous Monmouth poll.

The Monmouth University poll was conducted via live telephone interview from Oct. 27-30 among 402 likely Indiana voters, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percent.

TPM’s PollTracker Average for the U.S. Senate election in Indiana shows a tossup, with Bayh leading Young, 43 to 42.3.

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