Politics
2:13 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Indiana Senate Race Virtually Tied, According to Poll

A new survey of Indiana voters shows Republican Richard Mourdock and Democrat Joe Donnelly remain locked in a tight race for U.S. Senate.  Just over a month before of the election, the poll puts the race a statistical dead heat. 

The Howey\Depauw Indiana Battleground Poll gives Democratic Congressman Joe Donnelly a two-point lead over Republican State Treasurer Richard Mourdock.  Forty-percent of respondents favored Donnelly and 38% Mourdock, well within the poll’s margin of error. 

In the races for president and governor, the same survey is more favorable toward Republicans.  GOP Congressman Mike Pence enjoys a double-digit lead over Democrat John Gregg in the contest for Indiana governor. 

Meanwhile, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has a comfortable lead over President Obama in the Hoosier state at 52% to 40%.  The survey of 800 likely voters was taken last week and has a 3.5% percent margin of error.