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Poll: Governor’s race divided, Bayh leads Young for Senate

(Saige Driver/ 1190 WOWO)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO): The latest poll has the Indiana governor’s race at a virtual tie, Evan Bayh winning the U.S. Senate race and Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton.

The Monmouth University Poll was released Wednesday. It indicates a very tight race for the governor’s race. Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb has 42 percent and John Gregg has 41 percent of the votes.

Former senator Evan Bayh is leading the race to succeed retiring Republican U.S. Senator Dan Coats with 48 percent. Republican Todd Young has 41 percent of the vote, according to the poll.

Republican nominee Donald Trump leading Democrat Hillary Clinton in the Hoosier state, according to the poll. Forty-seven percent of likely Hoosier voters will vote for Trump and 36 percent plan to vote for Clinton.

Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, says Trump’s running-mate Gov. Mike Pence is likely helping Trump in Indiana.

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

The poll was conducted by telephone from Saturday through Tuesday and surveyed 403 likely Indiana voters. It has a margin of error of 4.9 percent.

To read more about the poll, go to Monmouth University’s website.

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1 comment

Dr. Don Rhudy August 18, 2016 at 1:32 pm

That Indiana voters ever (that is EVER!) voted for either Bayh person (?) tels you how stupid Indiiana voters have to be. Two Democrats equals two treasonous jackasses.

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