Thursday, August 16, 2012

Gregg Way Behind in Latest Polls; Donnelly in Dead Heat

John Gregg
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce released a poll that showed John Gregg way behind Mike Pence in the battle for the Governor's Office.

According to the polling, Pence holds a 50 percent to 32 percent lead over Gregg.  Honestly, that doesn't surprise me all that much.

Pence has been running from ahead.  He's released six very solid and positive ads so far, and he's been able to define himself very well.  Gregg has only begun getting his ads up on television, and he appears to be taking a similar course as Pence is in his ads.

We are now closing in on 80 days to go very quickly, and Gregg is going to have to do some heavy lifting here to try to get back in this race.  If it's going to be done, I think Gregg is going to have to give Hoosiers some reason NOT to vote for Pence.  Then again, it could be very hard to go negative and not appear too desperate for the former House Speaker.

The same poll shows another dead heat in the Indiana U.S. Senate race.  Mourdock holds a razor thin 41 percent to 39 percent lead over Donnelly.  That seems to be a very consistent number for this race.  Donnelly's internal polling gives him a two point lead over Mourdock, according to Indy Politics.

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