New Poll: 3 key races in Indiana tightening

A voter casts her ballot in the primary election Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at an American Legion Hall in Marengo, Ohio. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

INDIANAPOLIS (WANE) – A new poll released Thursday shows the three big races in Indiana for November’s election are tightening.

The WTHR/Howey Politics Indiana Poll shows two of three races as tossups.

The race between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton showed Trump with a 5 percent lead. Trump led Clinton by 7 percent in September, 43-38. Libertarian Gary Johnson got 11 percent of the vote, about the same as last month.

The race for U.S. Senate is as close as any poll has shown. Democrat Evan Bayh leads Republican Todd Young 42 percent to 41 percent. The same poll conducted in September showed Bayh with a 44-41 advantage. Libertarian Lucy Brenton garnered 8 percent of the vote, an increase of 3 percent in the last month.

In the gubernatorial race, Democrat John Gregg bests Republican Eric Holcomb by 2 percent, 41-39. Libertarian Rex Bell’s support is at 5 percent.

The most recent WTHR/Howey poll was conducted Oct. 3-5 and included 600 likely voters, with 360 landlines and 240 cellphones. Voters breakdown was 37 percent independent, 31 percent republican, and 29 percent democrat.

The margin of error was +/- 4 percent.

The poll also found that Gov. Mike Pence – and current Republican Vice Presidential Nominee, polling with favorables at 47 percent. His unfavorable number stood at 45 percent.