Thursday, April 26, 2012

New Poll Shows Lugar Trailing Mourdock

Politico is reporting on the results of a new poll that shows Richard Mourdock leading Sen. Richard Lugar in the May 8th primary by five points, 44-39%. The poll was conducted by Wenzel Strategies on behalf of Citizens United, a SuperPAC supporting Mourdock's campaign. A poll taken by the same firm in mid-March showed Lugar with a 6-point, 44-38% lead.

Among voters describing themselves as tea party conservatives, Mourdock has a commanding 63-24% lead. The bad news for both candidates is that their unfavorable rating has increased as the candidates and SuperPACs have bombarded the airwaves with negative attacks against the two candidates. Lugar's favorable rating has fallen to 44%, which is higher than Mourdock's favorable rating of 38%.

The poll surveyed 601 likely primary voters and has a margin of error of 4%.


guy77money said...

I am not sure having Daniels stumping for Lugar is such a good idea. Our governor has pissed off most of the teachers and what's left of the union workers in Indiana. I think that will cost Lugar in the polls.

Paul K. Ogden said...

I'm agree with guy, somewhat, but for a different reason.

Lugar's big problem is he's seen as the ultimate insider. Having establishment Republicans, like the Governor, endorse him, only reinforces that view.