Tea Party Candidate Richard Mourdock’s demand for more partisanship extremely unpopular with Hoosier voters
Indianapolis, Ind.--Today, Joe Donnelly’s campaign released a poll showing an exact tie in Indiana’s U.S. Senate race and that Hoosier voters are strongly rejecting Richard Mourdock’s call for increased partisanship. A new poll, conducted by Global Strategy Group, shows Donnelly and Tea Party candidate Mourdock locked in a tie at 40-40, with 20 percent of voters undecided. The survey of 602 likely voters was conducted May 10-13 and the margin of error at the 95% confidence level is +/- 4.0. In addition to the race being tied, key data points from the poll show Donnelly in a strong position for November. They include:
- Mourdock’s favorability rating is upside down. Hoosier voters have an unfavorable view of Tea Party candidate Richard Mourdock; those surveyed viewed him more unfavorably than favorably by a 37-36 margin, including 22 percent of respondents holding a strongly unfavorable view of the Tea Party candidate.
“Tea Party candidate Richard Mourdock has emerged from a damaging primary campaign with a message that is unpopular with Indiana voters,” said Paul Tencher, Donnelly Campaign Manager. “This race starts off a toss-up and with Hoosiers already responding strongly to Joe Donnelly’s desire to reach across party lines to get things done for middle class families. Voters are already rejecting Richard Mourdock’s support for increased partisan bickering and will continue to do so once they learn more about his Tea Party candidacy.”