Democratic Senate nominee U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly has built a significant lead in the Indiana race for Senate, according to a new Howey/DePauw Indiana Battleground Poll.
The poll, released this morning, shows Donnelly leading Republican State Treasurer Richard Mourdock by 47-36 percent, with Libertarian Andrew Horning drawing 6 percent.
The same poll shows Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Pence leading Democrat John Gregg by 47-40 percent in the race for governor, while Libertarian Rupert Boneham was supported by 5 percent, and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett leading his Democratic challenger Glenda Ritz by 40-36 percent.
Mourdock’s campaign released its own internal poll to challenge the Howey/DePauw poll, saying Mourdock has the lead by 46-44 percent.
Brose McVey, deputy campaign manager for Mourdock, dismissed the Howey/DePauw poll, saying the pollsters “must have accidentally surveyed Illinois. Our polls show us ahead.”