Skip to comments.Mourdock trails by 11 points in Indiana Senate race, new poll shows
Posted on 11/02/2012 5:08:17 PM PDT by deek69
Richard Mourdock--the Indiana Republican Senate candidate who sparked a controversy during a debate last month when he said he opposes abortion even in the case of rape because "it is something that God intended to happen"--is now trailing Democrat Joe Donnelly by 11 points, a new state poll shows. According to the Howey/DePauw Indiana Battleground Poll released on Friday, Donnelly leads Mourdock 47 percent to 36 percent among likely voters.
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Howey is suspect.
this was discussed at Legal insurrection today.
This is the state of this country now, election by soundbite. They lay in wait for some soundbite that can be echoed 1,000 times a day then they run with it.
And America pays the price.
Mourdock and Akin, two dumb sh!ts who don’t know what not to say. I hope they both win, because we dearly need those seats. But if they loose, it’s on them for stupid statements that I am at a loss as to know why they were spoken in the first place. Are these two religious nuts?
I’m very dubious on this poll. Indiana is going R bigtime this election. The energy here is excellent. Not pro-Romney energy but anti-Democrat energy.
We'll need to get rid of him before he strikes again.
I'm surprised the pollster admits jiggering the data, but there you have it.
This is what happens to you when you try to “Out Biden” Joe Biden.
Religious nuts? Are you?
The “dumb sh!ts” believe this poll.
You are right. When the interviewer asks anything about rape, pregnancy, birth control, fallopian tubes, etc; the correct response is “The national debt is bad for women. The budget deficit is cruel punishment for children.”
“There you go again”, “Wheres the beef?” and “I won’t use my opponents youth and inexperience against him” were all soundbytes that helped influence elections some 30 years ago.
So this is nothing new to American politics.
The great man, and exceptional President who uttered those lines was blessed with the lack of complete poligical tone deafness being exhibited by the likes of Akin and Mourdock. I think Akin has, miraculously, recovered to the point of actually being able to pull off a win. Mourdock I dont know about. But the fact is that even if they win their paths to victory were needlessly difficult, resulting from self inflicted wounds.
Anyone else notice how Yahoo will almost always have at least 2-3 pro 0bama stories and 1-2 anti Romney stories on its front page? When you click the stories to read the comments, the comments are usually anti 0bama and pro Romney.
"Mr. Mourdock's campaign countered Friday morning by releasing its own internal numbers from pollster John McLaughlin showing him ahead by 2 points, 46 percent to 44 percent.
"The Democrats have nothing else to point to but smears and distortions, because they certainly can't tout their own record," said Mourdock campaign spokesman Christopher Conner.
That poll of 600 likely voters, conducted from Oct. 31-Nov. 1, has a margin of error of 4 percentage points. The party breakdown is 41 percent Republican, 34 percent Democrat and 21 percent independent."
He brought it on himself. It’s a shame the GOP will lose a seat they could have easily won, but no sympathy for him.
The RNC and RINO’s are a disaster
Whoa there, Sport! You can’t blame Mourdock and Akin.
Don’t you know that conservatives never screw up?
You have to blame the media and the RINOs for this! /sarc