Indiana Dem Senatorial Candidate Down 18 Points After Voting For Obamacare
Indiana Rep. Brad Ellsworth (Left) and Rep. Baron Hill (Right) pose with their buddy Barack Obama. Both democrats voted for Obamacare on Sunday. (HoosierPundit)
Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-IN) finds himself down 18 points in the Indiana Senatorial race to replace Senator Bayh after supporting Obamacare on Sunday. 63% of Hoosiers oppose Obamacare. 35% approve of the legislation.
Two of the three top Republican hopefuls for the U.S. Senate in Indiana continue to hold double-digit leads over Democratic Congressman Brad Ellsworth. Ellsworth supported President Obama’s health care plan in a state where opposition to the legislation is higher than it is nationally.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state finds former Congressman John Hostettler with a 50% to 32% lead over Ellsworth, a current House member who voted with most other Democrats on Sunday to pass the health care plan. The survey was taken last Wednesday and Thursday nights. Fifteen percent (15%) remain undecided in that match-up.
Ex-Senator Dan Coats now posts a 49% to 34% lead over Ellsworth, with 12% undecided.
Ellsworth runs best against the third GOP contender, freshman State Senator Marlin Stutzman. In that match-up, Stutzman leads by just seven points, 41% to 34%. Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided.
Related… Maybe Democrats should have gone with Tamyra D’Ippolito as their candidate?
Rep. Baron Hill on His “Yes” Vote for Obamacare: “I Feel Like I Walked the Plank” (You Did)
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