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Poll: Trump Leads In Indiana, But Clinton Narrowing The Gap

Posted On October 07, 2016

By Mike Perleberg

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(Indianapolis, Ind.) – A new poll shows Hillary Clinton gaining on Donald Trump in Indiana.

Trump still holds a 43 to 38 percent lead over Clinton, according to the WTHR/Howey Politics Indiana Poll released Thursday. Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is getting 11 percent support.

Trump’s current five point lead is down from a seven point advantage the Republican nominee had in September.

The poll surveyed 600 likely voters in Indiana between October 3 and 5. It’s margin of error is four percent.

Gene Ulm, the conductor of the poll with Public Opinion Strategies, credited Clinton’s gains to the first presidential debate held September 26 and Trump’s reaction to the debate.

The same poll also gauged Indiana’s U.S. Senate race between former Democratic U.S. Senator Evan Bayh and Republican Congressman Todd Young, painting the race as a virtual dead heat.

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