Poll indicates likely Donnelly win

November 2nd, 2012 at 11:37 am by under Jim Shella's Political Blog

Joe Donnelly is likely headed to victory in the Indiana Senate race according to the bi-partisan pollsters who released a new survey this morning.

The Howey/DePauw poll is the first independent survey taken since Republican Richard Mourdock made controversial comments about rape and abortion in a debate ten days ago. The poll is a joint effort by Democratic pollster Fred Yang and Republican pollster Christine Matthews.

It shows Democrat Joe Donnelly up by a surprising 11 points, 47% to 36% with Libertarian Andy Horning at 6%.  A month ago the same poll showed Donnelly up by just two percentage points.

The poll also shows that Democrat John Gregg is making progress in the race for governor.  He trails Republican Mike Pence by just 7, 47% to 40%.
A month ago those numbers were 47% to 34%.  Libertarian Rupert Boneham is at 5%.

Finally, in another surprising development, the poll shows a battle in the race for state School superintendent with incumbent Republican Tony Bennett up by just four points over Democrat Glenda Ritz.. 40% to 36%.

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4 Responses to “Poll indicates likely Donnelly win”

  1. Paul Wheeler says:

    If this poll remains true about Mourdock, it will mean Mourdock fell on his own sword aided by saboteurs Pence & McCain whose on-off-on again aftermath contributed to the plunge. Sad.

  2. Guajalote says:

    GO GLENDA!!! Tony Bennett and his millions from OUTSIDE donors are getting a run from the real grassroots Hoosiers… parents and teachers in the trenches who fight the battle every day. I guess a superintendent who alienates, isolates, and angers so many people is not what Hoosiers want.

  3. capta says:

    Same pollster showed Lugar leading Mourdock by 6. They were only 28 pts wrong as Mourdock won by 22.

  4. cass blaine says:

    seems another tea party crazy is going to cost the republicans a sure senate seat. but it is a gift from god.