Polls: Republicans lead in three key Senate races, Democrats in two


Three Republican Senate candidates — Indiana’s Mike Braun, North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer and Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn — have slim leads in new Fox News polls, while two Democrats — Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) — have small advantages in polls of their states.

Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema held a slim lead over Republican Rep. Martha McSally, 47 percent to 44 percent, with 8 percent undecided. Sinema benefited from some crossover vote, with 12 percent of Republicans supporting the Democratic congresswoman.

More than half of voters, 52 percent, viewed Sinema favorably and just 35 percent viewed her unfavorably. Slightly under half, 47 percent, viewed McSally favorably and 43 percent viewed the Republican unfavorably.

President Donald Trump’s approval in the state was even: 49 percent of voters approve and 49 percent disapprove of the job he’s doing.


Republican Mike Braun held a slim lead over Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, 45 percent to 43 percent, with 8 percent undecided and 3 percent backing a libertarian candidate.

Both candidates’ favorability was above water: 52 percent viewed Donnelly favorably compared to 39 percent unfavorably, while 47 percent viewed Braun favorably compared to 38 percent who viewed him unfavorably.

Trump remains popular in the state: 54 percent of likely voters approve of the job he’s doing, compared to 44 percent who disapprove.


Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill held a slim lead over Republican Josh Hawley, 44 percent to 41 percent, with 6 percent supporting another candidate and 8 percent undecided.

McCaskill’s favorable ratings are close to even, with 48 percent viewing her favorably and 49 percent unfavorably; Hawley is viewed favorably by 47 percent of voters, and unfavorably by 44 percent.

Trump’s approval was also close to even: 49 percent of likely voters approve of the job he’s doing, compared to 48 percent who disapprove.

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