Quote of the Day: Wrong State

Photograph by James Brosher/South Bend Tribune/AP Photo

Rep. Joe Donnelly prepares to address the audience during Dyngus Day on April 9, 2012, at the West Side Democratic Club in South Bend, Ind.

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.”


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