Monmouth Poll Shows Close IN Governor Race, Bayh with Slight Lead in Senate Race

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A new poll by Monmouth University shows Indiana’s governor race as being very close. It also shows Evan Bayh with a slight lead in the state’s US Senate race, and Donald Trump with a lead in the state’s presidential voting.

The poll shows Republican Donald Trump leading the state in the presidential race with 47% support compared to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 36% and 10% for Libertarian Gary Johnson.

Senate Race

In the race to replace retiring Republican US Senator Dan Coats, the poll found Democrat Evan Bayh with a 48% to 41% lead over Republican Congressman Todd Young. The Libertarian candidate Lucy Brenton garners just 4% of the vote. Only 76% of Trump supporters say they are backing Young compared to 89% of Clinton supporters backing Bayh.

Indiana’s Senate seat could be pivotal for both Republicans and Democrats. Republicans are seeking to hold on to control of the Senate while Democrats are seeking to flip enough seats to turn control over to their party.

Gubernatorial Race

Indiana’s gubernatorial race is shown to be the closest of the three statewide races, according to the Monmouth University poll.

Republican Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb is described as being virtually tied with Democratic candidate John Gregg. Lt. Gov. Holcomb holds 42% of support compared to Gregg’s 41%. Libertarian Rex Bell had 4% support and 13% say they’re undecided.

The polls sample of error is listed as 4.9% meaning Lt. Gov. Holcomb’s lead is within the margin of error.

Poll Numbers

Presidential Race
47% Donald Trump
36% Hillary Clinton
10% Gary Johnson
1% Other candidate
5%  Undecided

Senate Race
41% Todd Young
48% Evan Bayh
4% Lucy Brenton
7% Undecided

Governor’s Race
42% Eric Holcomb
41% John Gregg
4% Rex Bell
13% Undecided

Click here to view the full poll results.

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