IN-Sen: Coats on cruise control
Wow. Didn’t see this coming:
Former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats (R) holds a 21-point lead over Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-Ind.) in a new Rasmussen poll for the open Senate seat (April 13-14, 500 LV).
Also leading Ellsworth in general election matchups are former Rep. John Hostettler and state Sen. Marlin Stutzman. It’s a positive poll for the GOP, but especially Coats — who outperformed Hostetller for the first time.
I admit that I have my misgivings about Coats, but it appears there’s an underlying theme here.
Clearly, Indianans are not too happy with squishy, moderate Democrats as part of their Senate delegation. Well, either that or they just don’t like the radical Obama agenda:
Following his vote for the national health care plan, Democratic Congressman Brad Ellsworth’s support remains stuck in the low 30s, while two of his Republican opponents now earn 50% or more of the vote in Indiana’s U.S. Senate race.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in Indiana finds that 65% favor repeal of the recently passed health care law. Just 29% in the state oppose repeal. Those findings include 56% who strongly favor repeal versus 21% who strongly oppose it.
Support for repeal is even stronger in Indiana than the national average.
So there you have it. The state of Indiana despite turning Obama blue for the 2008 general election must be comprised of right-wing, racist, extremist Tea Baggers.