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Poll: Lugar trails Mourdock by 10 points
The Hill ^ | May 4, 2012 | Cameron Joseph

Posted on 05/04/2012 10:20:49 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) is 10 points behind his primary opponent, according to a new nonpartisan poll, making it highly unlikely he'll win Tuesday's contest.

Lugar trails Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R) 48 percent to 38, according to a poll released Friday from Howey Politics Indiana and DePauw University. That is Mourdock's largest lead in any poll conducted of the race, including those by groups backing him.

This is the latest — and biggest — bad sign for the six-term incumbent: The poll is considered the most accurate in the state. Lugar already has seen a major outside group pull funding from his campaign, another sign that even allies of Lugar don't think he can be saved at this point.

In their previous poll, conducted in late March, Lugar held a seven-point edge. Since then, outside groups have spent heavily on television for both candidates — and the attacks on Lugar seem to be sticking better.

The live-caller poll of 700 likely Republican primary voters was conducted on April 30 and May 1 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percent.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: byebyerino; lugar; mourdock; rino; tea; teaparty

1 posted on 05/04/2012 10:20:55 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued; onyx; Jim Robinson

Palin power, pure and simple.


2 posted on 05/04/2012 10:22:20 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Uh-oh, Dickie boy.... You in a heap o’ trouble!


3 posted on 05/04/2012 10:22:53 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Let that be a lesson to RINOs.


4 posted on 05/04/2012 10:23:19 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Woot. C’mon Tuesday!


5 posted on 05/04/2012 10:23:38 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Well, I guess this’ll make RINO Richard available to saddle up as Mittens’ running mate!


6 posted on 05/04/2012 10:24:13 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: indiana; Bronzy; nodumbblonde; nascarnation; CommieCutter; CORYDON; ducttape45; SeekAndFind; ...

This is excellent news. The vote is in four days and all signs are pointing towards a Mourdock victory.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgDrJ5Z2rKw


7 posted on 05/04/2012 10:25:32 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Hopefully a sign of good things to come, including making up for what happened here in 2008 for the first time since 1964.


8 posted on 05/04/2012 10:27:27 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Excellente!!!


9 posted on 05/04/2012 10:28:19 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The stench of Earth Pimp-age is permeating over the internet...)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I support voting everyone out! In CA we are stuck wit the worst two but even my congressman needs to go.

A reliable vote for conservative issues but, no sponsorship of anything to reduce government.

He has been in office for 12 years and never stopped anything.


10 posted on 05/04/2012 10:29:06 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

We need to start the campaign to get rid of THESE dirtballs in 2014:
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?Class=2


11 posted on 05/04/2012 10:30:43 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

BTW, here is a lesson in stupidity — if the RINO Lugar wasn’t such a prissy prima donna, he could have resigned two years ago and had Mitch ordain his successor, who likely would be winning the primary handily.


12 posted on 05/04/2012 10:31:49 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Clintonfatigued
So long Dick! No crying for Lugar - he's going to enjoy a very lucrative pension, at taxpayer cost.
13 posted on 05/04/2012 10:39:48 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


14 posted on 05/04/2012 10:41:07 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rush is talking about Mourdock right now. Talking about TEA Party / full fledged press to get our candidates in office, with great success. Will talk more after break.

I say again, here in WI we’re in the fight of our lives, too for Gov. Walker.

Primary May 8
ReCall Election June 5

We sure are proud of Gov. Walker - We can use your support and your prayers for Mourdock AND our terrific Gov. Walker.

Amen to these small steps back to sanity.


15 posted on 05/04/2012 10:49:11 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Wow, what great news! Let’s hope it proves correct next Tuesday.


16 posted on 05/04/2012 10:52:52 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Clintonfatigued
This is great news, I gave Mourdock a small donation about a month ago and I'll give him another one today so he can really pour the ads on.

Retire Lugar and then on to eye-da-hoe, and the hatch.

Don't forget WI and the recall elections and how much we need the good guys to win.

17 posted on 05/04/2012 10:54:49 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: edcoil

Who is you congressman?


18 posted on 05/04/2012 10:54:59 AM PDT by MrShoop
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, pure and simple it is Lugar’s votes: he’s proven to be a liberal, and Hoosiers do not accept that and his lies (in his adverts).


19 posted on 05/04/2012 10:57:32 AM PDT by JSDude1
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To: JSDude1

I really hope Mourdock can beat out Obamacare supporting Donnelly!


20 posted on 05/04/2012 11:03:19 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: Clintonfatigued

Remember that there will be huge numbers of “late count” ballots turning up in Gary and Indy...all of them marked “Lugar.”

All polls are really meaningless.


21 posted on 05/04/2012 11:03:19 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Lugar the RINO.


22 posted on 05/04/2012 11:10:39 AM PDT by b4its2late (Patience is not a virtue, it is a waste of time.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Great!


23 posted on 05/04/2012 11:13:58 AM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: Clintonfatigued

Now Greg Garrison will not be able to complain that Luger won’t appear on his show and answer a few softball questions.


24 posted on 05/04/2012 11:14:14 AM PDT by UncleSam (Why must someone else always make the final decisions?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

OUT with the RIN-OLDS....in with the

TEA PARTY ...’GIT-ER-DONERS’

auu RAH !


25 posted on 05/04/2012 11:15:15 AM PDT by jimsin
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To: Clintonfatigued

Say goodnight Dick.


26 posted on 05/04/2012 11:16:11 AM PDT by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Good!


27 posted on 05/04/2012 11:17:15 AM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Sen. Dick Lugar (MORON RINO -Ind.) is 10 points behind his primary opponent, according to a new nonpartisan poll, making it highly unlikely he'll win Tuesday's contest.

Ciao, Lugar...

28 posted on 05/04/2012 11:23:29 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

Rush just said that Lugar is reaching out to Democrats and Independents to cross the aisle and vote for him to save his seat. Truly pathetic.


29 posted on 05/04/2012 11:25:36 AM PDT by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: HOYA97

“Rush just said that Lugar is reaching out to Democrats and Independents to cross the aisle and vote for him to save his seat.”

He sure is...
I’m looking at the mailer, RIGHT NOW, explaining that Indiana doesn’t require PArty Affiliation, and that Democrats can vote for him.


30 posted on 05/04/2012 11:30:40 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: jaydubya2

“Obamacare supporting Donnelly”

You mean “I ran against it, even though I voted FOR IT!” Joe Donnelly?


31 posted on 05/04/2012 11:32:33 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Clintonfatigued

It is going to be a great to see him lose!


32 posted on 05/04/2012 11:34:09 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: jaydubya2
I really hope Mourdock can beat out Obamacare supporting Donnelly!

As I said in another thread, Donnelly barely managed to win congressional reelection in 2010. I really don't think he'll be a factor once Mourdock takes out Lugar.

33 posted on 05/04/2012 11:48:47 AM PDT by Jess79
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To: John W

Open Primary - democrats and independents will save him.


34 posted on 05/04/2012 11:49:33 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: tcrlaf

Here’s what I’m thinking so tell me what I’m missing:

Wouldn’t the Dems prefer a Donnelly/Mourdock matchup than Donnelly/Lugar? Thinking like a Dem (ouch!), I’d like my odds against Mourdock much better. For the life of me, I can’t see the advantage of helping Lugar.


35 posted on 05/04/2012 12:14:56 PM PDT by nodumbblonde ("The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Hey Luger!

This is the happiest Snooby has been since he learned he didn't have to visit Bark Obama.


36 posted on 05/04/2012 12:25:18 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: tcrlaf

Oddly enough, Indiana does, in fact, require a primary voter to declare party affiliation. Upon entering the polling place (and providing a valid photo ID, by the way), a Hoosier voter must request either a Democrat or Republican ballot. While a voter is free to switch party affiliation every election, if a Democrat intends to vote for Lugar, he won’t be able to vote in any Democrat primary contests.


37 posted on 05/04/2012 2:03:06 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: MrShoop

John Campbell, newport beach, ca


38 posted on 05/04/2012 5:19:06 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: HOYA97

reaching out to Dems and Indies... AAAAAAAACH. That IS pathetic.

Let’s show em. You work for US - Do You RINOs get that? You can and will be replaced.


39 posted on 05/04/2012 6:12:39 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
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To: edcoil

Really? I think he is pretty good. I just heard him today on the Hugh Hewitt show and he seems like one of the more eloquent spokesmen for conservatives. My congressman is Henry Waxman, so Campbell is Jesus in comparison..


40 posted on 05/04/2012 7:32:23 PM PDT by MrShoop
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To: MrShoop

I know. Hugh is actually a neighbor and goes to a friends church. I just think John has no legislation submitted ever to stop or roll back taxes. He is good at telling you what the problems are but no concrete solutions in legislation.


41 posted on 05/04/2012 7:55:55 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Rush was talking about this on his radio show, and said that Mourdock is winning, even though he’s being outspent 10-1, and that the Republic establishment was helping Lugar (no surprise).


42 posted on 05/04/2012 7:59:24 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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