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IN-Sen: New poll shows Republican candidate Mike Braun leading incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly

A new poll shows Republican nominee Mike Braun (right) with a slight edge over Democratic incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly (left). (Mark Wilson/Getty Images, Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A new Fox News poll, which was released on Thursday, gives businessman and former Indiana State Rep. Mike Braun the edge over incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind).

This poll's findings are a departure from last week's latest NBC News/Marist poll, in which Donnelly led Braun by about 6 points.

What are the details?

The Fox News poll revealed that 45 percent of likely voters have plans to vote for Braun in the November general election. The poll said 43 percent of likely voters planned to vote for Donnelly, and noted that 8 percent of voters were undecided.

The poll was conducted Sept. 8-11 on 677 likely Indiana voters. The poll has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

The survey also tested voters’ opinions of the candidates, and found that voters have a more favorable view of Donnelly than of Braun, 52 percent to 47 percent.

What else?

Trump officially endorsed Braun earlier in September during a campaign rally in Evansville, Indiana.

The Senate election in Indiana on Nov. 6 is 1 of 10 “most likely to flip in 2018,” CNN reported in January. At the time of this writing, the Cook Political Report calls the race a toss-up, as does Real Clear Politics.

Donnelly and Braun will face off in their first debate on Oct. 8. The second debate is set for Oct. 30.

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