11/06/2012 09:19 am ET

Indiana Election 2012: Live Updates On Presidential, Senate & Governor's Races

The Indiana election has voters in the Hoosier State casting ballots in presidential, Senate and gubernatorial contests, as well as in local races.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is expected to easily secure Indiana's 11 electoral votes over Barack Obama. How the state's Senate race between Republican hopeful Richard Mourdock and Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly will end is much less clear.

HuffPost's Adam Carlson and Mark Blumenthal report:

Two new independent polls of the Indiana Senate race show Richard Mourdock (R) losing significant ground to his opponent, Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), in the wake of his statement claiming that pregnancies from rape are "something God intended to happen."

A Howey/DePauw University Battleground poll released Friday morning found Donnelly leading Mourdock 47 percent to 36 percent, up from a 2 point lead in September. Meanwhile, a new automated Rasmussen poll found Donnelly leading Mourdock by 3 points, up from a 5 point deficit just three weeks earlier.

Donnelly now leads Mourdock by 3.5 points in the HuffPost Pollster estimate, which is based on all available public polling, including internal polls from Mourdock's campaign that continue to show him with a narrow lead.

Mourdock defeated incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar in Indiana's GOP Senate primary earlier this year. Indiana presents a key pick-up opportunity for Democrats in the Senate in face of Republican efforts to retake control of the chamber.

Meanwhile, Republican Rep. Mike Pence is favored over Democratic rival John Gregg in the race for governor in Indiana.

The polls in Indiana are open between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. local time as the state is split between Eastern and Central time zones.

Check out the latest polls for Senate races across the country below. Scroll down for live blog updates on the contest in Indiana and across the country.

2012 Senate Race Polls