The poll revealed that former state Rep. Mike Braun (R) currently leads Donnelly 50 percent to 42 percent in the 3rd Congressional District, Roll Call reported.
While the poll might be disconcerting to Donnelly voters and welcome news for Braun supporters, Roll Call reported that Donnelly doesn’t have to win the 3rd District in order to win the state.
The district is solidly Republican: President Donald Trump’s personal rating there is 58 percent favorable and 40 percent unfavorable.
Vice President Mike Pence, who was once governor of Indiana, has a personal rating in the Northeast Indiana district was 61 percent favorable and 36 percent unfavorable.
Inside Elections rates the 3rd District as “solid Republican,” while it rates the Senate race as a toss-up.