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Trump Holds Double-Digit Lead over Clinton in Indiana: Poll

The latest Indiana poll has placed Donald Trump well ahead of Hillary Clinton.

The Hill reports:

A new Monmouth University poll found that the GOP nominee leads his Democratic counterpart by 11 points, 47 percent to 36 percent, in a three-way contest in the home state of Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence.

Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson takes 10 percent, while 5 percent remain undecided.

Trump narrowly leads independent voters with 38 percent, while Clinton takes 34 percent and Johnson 18 percent.

But both Trump and Clinton have negative favorability ratings in the Hoosier State. Thirty-three percent of voters view him favorably, while 54 percent have an unfavorable opinion. Clinton’s ratings are worse: 28 percent view her favorably, while 62 percent view her unfavorably.

“Pence is likely boosting the GOP ticket’s prospects here, as Indiana voters really don’t like either of the two presidential nominees,” said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute. “In fact, their favorability ratings are among the lowest the Monmouth University Poll has found anywhere we’ve polled.”

Indiana is considered a reliably red state that was narrowly won by President Obama in 2008. The Wednesday survey is a bright spot for Trump, who has seen sagging poll numbers in recent weeks both nationally and in battleground states.

The poll was conducted from Aug. 13 to 16 and surveyed 403 likely Indiana voters via phone. The margin of error was 4.9 percentage points.

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