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Rebecca Sink-Burris at 5% in Indiana Senate Race

From the Chicago Tribune:

A new poll shows Republican Dan Coats with a comfortable lead over Democratic Rep. Brad Ellsworth in the race for Indiana’s open U.S. Senate seat.

The poll of 500 likely voters statewide released Tuesday by WISH-TV in Indianapolis shows former Sen. Coats favored by 51 percent of respondents while 33 percent supported Ellsworth. Libertarian Rebecca Sink-Burris received 5 percent.

The survey by Lansing, Mich.-based polling firm EPIC-MRA has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points. The telephone poll was conducted from Sept. 29 through Oct. 1.

The fact that there is only one minor party candidate in the race is likely a product of the Indiana’s restrictive ballot access laws. The Indianapolis Star, the state’s largest newspaper, recently endorsed a series of reforms to the state’s election laws in an editorial.

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  1. Sean Scallon Sean Scallon October 7, 2010

    Amazing how Coats can’t seem to rise much above 50 percent.

  2. JT JT October 6, 2010

    Milnes: “Polling should continue to increase as election day approaches, instead of decreasing.”

    You have no basis to say what’s likely to happen or not in that scenario.

  3. NewFederalist NewFederalist October 6, 2010

    If only someone would try PLAS… all our problems would be solved. *sigh*

  4. Robert Milnes Robert Milnes October 5, 2010

    We need to try PLAS in 2010 in order to set up a SWEEP out of dems & reps in 2012.

  5. Robert Milnes Robert Milnes October 5, 2010

    We KNOW the routine.
    The Lib and/or the Green will poll mid single digits to low double digits near the beginning of the cycle. Gradually shringing to @1% around election day.
    There is no Green in this race. Call a press conference & declare a PLAS campaign try. Ask for the progressiuve vote in exchange for Lib support of the Green where there is no Lib.
    There should be a spike in polling. Repeat the press conference treatment for any significant reason. Polling should continue to increase as election day approaches, instead of decreasing.

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