Marion County Poll Shows Tight Governor’s Race

A poll by Atlas Liberty PAC  , a national Libertarian group, shows Republican Mike Pence running statistically even with Democrat John Gregg for the race for Governor in Indianapolis and Libertarian Rupert Boneham is in double digits.

The poll of more than 1,500 likely voters in Marion County was conducted last week and has a margin of error of +/-2.5%.  The poll did not allow voters to declare undecided or not sure as an option.

In the Governor’s race, the poll results were as follows…

  • Mike Pence - 40.35%
  • John Gregg - 35.03%
  • Rupert Boneham - 24.71%

The poll also surveyed the U.S. Senate race, which showed a breakdown more in line with traditional voting patterns.

  • Joe Donnelly - 49.41%
  • Richard Mourdock - 38.5%
  • Andy Horning - 12.09%

The poll also surveyed the race for President.  Barack Obama is ahead, but not by much.

  • Barack Obama - 44.25%
  • Mitt Romney - 42.55 %
  • Gary Johnson - 13.20%

The polls demographics were 33% Democrat, 36% Republican, 6% Libertarian and 23% Independent.  In Marion County, Democrats tend to have a 10-point advantage over Republicans. 

The poll also surveyed three other major issues, same-sex marriage, right to work and marijuana decriminalization.

Same-Sex Marriage Amendment

  • Support - 37.39%
  • Oppose - 55.16 %
  • Undecided - 7.14%

Right-to-Work

  • Support - 54.58%
  • Oppose - 32.75%
  • Undecided - 12.68%

Marijuana Decriminalization

  • Increase penalties - 3.46%
  • Keep the laws as they are  - 22.42%
  • Allow for medicinal purposes - 19.54 %
  • Decriminalize adult use and possession - 8.04%
  • Regulate it and tax it like alcohol - 33.33%
  • Undecided - 13.20%

  • indypolitics

    posted 21 October, 2012
    by indypolitics