According to the latest survey out of Indiana, Republican Mike Braun could steal the U.S. Senate seat from incumbent Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly. The internal poll of likely voters conducted Oct. 14-17 was cited by the Braun campaign as showing a 44-40 percent advantage, and they credit the Kavanaugh confirmation fight for the push ahead. An internal memo from Braun’s campaign report, “Since Senator Donnelly committed the equivalent of political suicide by voting against Justice Kavanaugh a little more than two weeks ago, the bottom has fallen out of his campaign.” We can only hope it’s correct.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
Indiana Republican Mike Braun is claiming a Brett Kavanaugh surge, citing internal campaign polling with the businessman leading Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in the days after the Supreme Court justice was confirmed.
The survey of 800 likely voters, conducted Oct. 14-17, showed Braun with a 44-40 percent advantage over Donnelly, who voted against Kavanaugh’s confirmation after a nasty partisan battle that saw his nomination rocked by uncorroborated allegations of sexual misconduct. Libertarian Lucy Brenton was at 7 percent in this poll, which had a margin of error is 3.46 percentage points.
“Since Senator Donnelly committted the equivalent of political suicide by voting against Justice Kavanaugh a little more than two weeks ago, the bottom has fallen out of his campaign,” reads a Braun campaign polling memorandum from the Republican nominee’s top strategists, Jon Kohan and Josh Kelley.