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Merlin on Indiana Senate Race and the entry of Dan Coats…..

Hello Dog!

This surely will make you happy. A new Statewide Survey in the Hoosier State shows Incumbent Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) has BIG leads over 2 potential Republican Opponents.

Research 2000 / DailyKos Survey

Indiana Senate 2010

General Election

Incumbent Senator Evan Bayh (D)  55 %
former Senator Daniel Ray Coats (R)  35 %
Undecided  10 %

Incumbent Senator Evan Bayh (D)  53 %
former U. S. Rep. John N. Hostettler (R)  37 %
Undecided  10 %


President Obama

Favorable  46 %
Unfavorable  49 %

Governor Mitch Daniels (R)

Favorable  56 %
Unfavorable  34 %

Senator Richard Lugar (R)

Favorable  64 %
Unfavorable  29 %

Senator Evan Bayh (D)

Favorable  61 %
Unfavorable  33 %

The Full Poll can be seen here:  http://www.dailykos.com/statepoll/2010/2/10/IN/443

Merlin’s Observation:

This Poll is highly, highly dubious to me especially because Research 2000 claims Bayh has a 40-Point lead!?!? with Independent Voters. That’s simply not true, it can’t be. Every other National or Statewide Poll is showing Indies moving away from Democrats.

There is one highly respected Pollster who hopefully starts polling this Race very shortly: The Iowa Selzer & Co. Polling Company. They nailed the 2008 Presidential Contest right on the notch for Obama.


First of all look at Bayh’s favorables…….

The Dog isn’t happy for the Democrats in this race…The Dog has simply said from the start that Dan Coats is not a good choice to run against Evan Bayh…..other polls will confirm this….Coats has not been in politics for a decade..he has led a good life that makes problems for someone who re-enters politics…. which has an unrealistic  expectation for people to live up to……

February 11, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, PoliticalDog Calls, PoliticalDogs Merlin, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , , ,


  1. I still doubt this Poll. I agree that Bayh is up but not by 20 Point and Bayh isn’t leading among Indies by 40 Points.

    BTW I can’t wait for the Missouri Post and Obamas disastrous Approvals.

    Comment by Merlin | February 11, 2010 | Reply

    • Ok…we’ll see…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 11, 2010 | Reply

  2. Bayh is going to embarrass Coats so bad, the GOP will leave the race alone and focus on defending their open Senate seats in Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, New Hampshire, Missouri, etc.,

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | February 11, 2010 | Reply

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