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In what is becoming a familiar theme, another poll of Indiana’s U.S. Senate race shows a statistical tie between incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly and Republican challenger Mike Braun.

Ipsos released new election data in partnership with Reuters and the University of Virginia Center for Politics, showing that Democrat Joe Donnelly (46{88985e72cdc23cc640478df67fb322de3b1b52d56709d5df1fff12157a74fef6}) and Republican Mike Braun (43{88985e72cdc23cc640478df67fb322de3b1b52d56709d5df1fff12157a74fef6}) are tied in their race for Indiana’s Senate seat.

The poll did not mention Libertarian Lucy Brenton specifically, but three percent of likely voters said they would choose someone other than Braun or Donnelly.

The poll showed President Donald Trump with a 46 percent approval rating, while 50 percent of Hoosiers disapproved of the job he was doing.

Hoosiers are also split in citing healthcare (15{88985e72cdc23cc640478df67fb322de3b1b52d56709d5df1fff12157a74fef6}), the economy (14{88985e72cdc23cc640478df67fb322de3b1b52d56709d5df1fff12157a74fef6}) and immigration (12{88985e72cdc23cc640478df67fb322de3b1b52d56709d5df1fff12157a74fef6}) as the strongest motivating issues for likely voters in Indiana to actually make it to the polls.

Likely voters are equally as likely to vote for “a candidate who agrees with me” regardless of their political affiliation (Democrat 95{88985e72cdc23cc640478df67fb322de3b1b52d56709d5df1fff12157a74fef6}, and Republican 96{88985e72cdc23cc640478df67fb322de3b1b52d56709d5df1fff12157a74fef6}).

The poll of nearly 1,200 likely voters has a margin of error of 3.3 percent.  It was also taken 9/12 – 9/19.

Previous polls have also shown the race a virtual tie.