Friday, December 11, 2015
Trump Leading In Indiana Poll
The Indiana GOP establishment won't like the results of a Bellweather Poll taken of 1,295 registered Indiana voters from December 2 through December 9. Like national polls and state polls in states voting early in next year's presidential primaries, Donald Trump leads the field with 26% support. Surprisingly, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Ben Carson are locked together in an almost three-way tie for second place. Rubio and Cruz have the support of 17%, while Carson is favored by 16%. The Indiana GOP establishment's chosen candidate, Jeb Bush, comes in a distant fifth place with only 6% support, followed by Rand Paul's 5% share and Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie with 3% each.
Trump is favored by male and female voters almost evenly, with 26% support among men compared to 25% support among women. Cruz has the strongest support among those voters who consider themselves "very conservative," with 37% support from that bloc of voters. The poll found President Obama's approval rating to be very low, with 61% indicating their disapproval with the job he is doing as president. The poll's time frame included days during which Trump's call for a halt on Muslim immigration sparked a sharply negative reaction from Democratic and Republican officials alike.