A new poll shows if the presidential election were held today, Barack Obama would lose Indiana, a state he captured toward winning the White House in 2008. The same survey shows Indiana’s U.S. Senate race too close to call.
Four years ago, President Obama became the first Democrat to win the Hoosier state since 1964. The latest Rasmussen survey finds Republican challenger Mitt Romney well ahead of the incumbent president, 51% to 35%. The poll questioned 400 likely Indiana voters between July 31st and August 1st and has a 5% margin of error. Rasmussen puts Indiana’s U.S. Senate race in a statistical dead heat. Forty-two percent of respondents said they planned to vote for Republican Richard Mourdock while 40% said Democrat Joe Donnelly. The two-point difference falls within the poll’s margin of error.