Mourdock Leads By Double Digits in IN

It is looking like we will see an incumbent US Senator go down to defeat in the primary race in Indiana if a new poll done for Howey Politics is to be believed. The poll was done by Bellwether Research and Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group.

Richard Mourdock 48%
Dick Lugar (inc) 38%

This poll was done April 30-May 1 among likely voters and the totals above include the “leaners” towards each candidate.

Posted by Dave at 11:05 am
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82 Responses to “Mourdock Leads By Double Digits in IN”

  1. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:


  2. janz says:

    TGIF day MFG!

  3. Brandon says:


  4. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    How is CA treating you today, Janz?

  5. david says:

    Please inform me…does this mean another possible pickup by the dems like DE and CO in 2010?

  6. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:


    Mitt 47%
    UnicornJesus 45%

  7. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    UnicornJesus best start packing his shiit he’ll be going away soon…

  8. EML says:

    5 – yes, it is possible. Race probably moves to tossup or slight lean R with Mourdock.

  9. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    I would guess we retain the seat david but I’m not an IN specialist

  10. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    Well, fuuck Lugar then

    He “grew in office” voters got piissed , he’s out on the street so be it

  11. Walt says:

    “Where do 340000 workers go to? Were they abducted by aliens?”

    Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of thousands have discovered that they can go on SS disability (mental/emotion reasons) and get government money and not have to continue to seek employment. Hard for government to disapprove these claims (not that the government wourld really want to).

    Same thing happened some years back with alcoholics and drug addicts. They are “disabled”.

  12. Walt says:

    “Qe 3! $20 for a loaf of bread and they will tell us there is no inflation.”
    How much is it for a 5 pound sack of sugar these days? Oh, I forgot, the %# is now a 4# bag…

  13. DW says:

    8..its totally different from Deleware (STAND UP CHUCK), as COD had NO CHANCE against senator-for-life Coons. Indiana is a question of reasonable risk. Do you want to get rid of a moderate like Lugar for a conservative, but run the risk of a close race? Or stick with Lugar and endure his votes for another six years.

  14. janz says:


    CA is a ticking time bomb, financially, being the worst state for business, per the usual. Other than that, all is fine. How about Louisana, MFG?

  15. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    Doctors are sympathetic to these people as well Walt so they are very willing to verify these claims

  16. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    Immaterial now DW

    Lugar is done lets drag Dockmour over the line now

  17. jason says:

    Bunny money…..

    ” Mellon was so enamored of Edwards that she made sure that her personal lawyer was unaware of her under the table donations, which formed the bulk of the hush fund meant to keep the presence of his mistress Rielle Hunter a secret.

    In addition to the $725,000 meant for Edwards personal needs, Mellon donated another $6 million to his political action committee and non-profit organization.

    Edwards is charged with violating campaign finance laws by using nearly $1 million from wealthy donors to hide his pregnant girlfriend. He could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

    The checks, which became known as “Bunny money” to those involved in the cover up, were disguised as payments for furniture.

    “It gave her something to look forward to,” Huffman told the court. “The campaign gave her a wonderful focus and something to really hold onto.”

    When asked if Mellon was aware there was a $4,600 legal limit on campaign donations, Huffman replied, “She thought it was a little low.”

    At the time of the donations Edwards was fighting for the Democratic nomination against Barack Obama and then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, who Mellon referred to as “the old rag” or “ol’ raggy.”

    The checks would arrive sporadically with notes attached to hide their purpose, Hufffman said

    The notes pretended the money was for dining room chairs, a book case, or an “antique Charleston table.”

    “One note said she was paying me back for money I had bet on a horse. She was having fun with this,” Huffman testified. “It was called the furniture business.”

  18. SoHope says:

    IN isn’t a RINO preserve like MA, ME, and DE.

    Therefore hunt away. I also would like to have a younger replacement now, so that we aren’t having to replace Lugar during a DEM upswing.

  19. DW says:

    I have this disorder that causes me to want to constantly want to hike along the oceanfront looking for whelk shells instead of going to work. Can I get gov’t money now to live on until I overcome my disability?

  20. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    Things are fine here Janz

    Bobby Jindal has really turned this place around from being a national laughingstock

    Unemployment lower than the national average, unions wrecked here, things are going well

    And the weather is California-like today, 72 and beautiful

  21. jason says:

    I gusss I was wrong about Mourdock. I thought he couldn’t win without changing his name to Dockmore.

    Btw, isn’t Moordock redundant?

  22. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    DW I met a prospective client once who was training for the Olympics as a cyclist

    He was on disability

    I was stunned

    Most doctors will vouch for anyone claiming disability and if you are disabled for a time as this guy was (terrible car wreck which DID disable him for two years) there is no mechanism to remove you from the rolls when you recover

  23. HHR Fact Checker says:

    Why do you always post the Rasmussen numbers backwards, Mr. Parakeet? Could it be your bias? Obama is LEADING, not Romney.

  24. jason says:

    If Lugar loses the MSM will have non-stop pieces about how the moderates are all losing and only extremists win in the GOP. The talking heads already have the talking points.

    RCP has an article about how Obama will run against the GOP and Romney will run against Obama.

  25. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:



    I just got the email from Rasmussen showing Mitt 47%-45%

  26. Titus says:

    Indiana has Mike Pence beating his Dem rival for gov by $millions of dollars and about 15 pts. Mourdock will be carried over the finish line in the fall by a very strong GOP ticket from Governor to state reps and steta senators to its strong U.S. rep lineup. Indiana is after all a GOP state and Hoosiers are very very upset with Obama.

  27. HHR Fact Checker says:


    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows President Obama earning 47% of the vote and Mitt Romney attracting 45%. Three percent (3%) would vote for a third party candidate, while four percent (4%) are undecided.

  28. Phil says:

    Boy, Elizabeth Warren’s campaign is in a death spiral.

    Time for Jensen to crank up a rescue poll.

  29. DW says:

    I posted this in the thread below, but wanted to post it again here:

    Obama’s thumb is clearly on the scale…only since 2009 has the alternate (real) unemployment number shown a different (up in this case) trajectory from the “official” Obama numbers. Always before the trajectory was the same on each of the three lines.

  30. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    Copy and paste from the email I just got from him:

    Trench Warfare Won’t Resolve Anything in This Year’s Elections: A Commentary By Scott Rasmussen
    One hundred years ago, the European powers were hurtling down a path leading to World War I. Trench warfare became the dominant image of that war, as both sides dug in and the battle lines barely moved. Many called it the “War to End All Wars,” but in the end it merely set the stage for World War II. Read More

    Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: Romney 47%, Obama 45%

    Montana Senate: Rehberg (R) 53%, Tester (D) 43%

    71% Say Bribery Common For Companies In Other Countries

    37% Say Internet’s Been Good for American Culture, 27% Disagree

  31. Walt says:


    My wife’s brother died about 8 years ago. He was an alcoholic for at least 35 years. After HS, he served 4 yr stint in air force working on B-52 or some such.

    Afterward, worked various jobs and had severe drinking problem. Skilled heating and air conditioning guy. Great guy when sober. But he would go on months long benders. Marriage ruined, business ruined, his whole life. In and out of VA treatment about 6 times.

    Was on SS disability for about last 8 or 10 years of his life. I think it was $600+ dollars per month which met his needs.

  32. janz says:

    #20 MFG

    Jindal is a grounded leader. You’re lucky to have that kind of governor. Hey, if you ever want to do an exchange — Brown for Jindal — I’m up for that!

    As for MA, it looks like Warren’s campaign is in trouble: democrats worried about Warren in MA. It couldn’t happen to a more deserving person, should her whole campaign simply implode on her lies and hubris.

  33. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    Don’t I know it Walt

    My whole family has been devastated by alcoholism and drug abuse

    I personally don’t believe it is either an illness or a disability but wiser (supposedly)heads than I disagree…

  34. lisab says:

    hubby just had his interview with mississippi

    did not go very well

    i am not sure how i feel about that.

    mississippi seems more civilized than arkansas

  35. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    Hopefully “Lies Like A Rug” will lose to Brown in MA, Janz

    Good luck with Moonbeam v2

    Maybe one day CA will wake up…?!?!

  36. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    You’d be happier in MS than AR

  37. lisab says:

    “My whole family has been devastated by alcoholism and drug abuse”

    there is definitely a huge genetic component

    it may be also genetic/psychological.

    many people self-medicate to treat depression/psychosis.

    there is ample evidence that marijuana use is HIGHLY correlated with psychosis.

    i am sure everyone knew “burnouts” in high school who smoked pot and everyone “knew” they would never amount to anything.

    it turns out there is a small but significant part of the population who are devastated by marijuana use. they become psychotic with even a few doses

  38. SusyQue says:

    The Fiscal cliff Cometh

    Economists are rightly starting to warn that the United States faces a worrisome “fiscal cliff” at year’s end. The blunt spending cuts mandated by the 2011 compromise on the debt ceiling — and the failure of the “super committee” that followed — along with across-the-board tax increases would derail the U.S. recovery and undermine the well-being of the global economy. We should be avoiding the edge of this cliff — and politicians should not believe that they have until the end of this year to act.

  39. lisab says:

    “You’d be happier in MS than AR”

    i would think so

    however, the people in arkansas were nicer to him. we will find out soon.

    arkansas pays more too, surprisingly.

  40. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    The son of a friend of mine had a psychotic episode last year due to smoking synthetic marijuana it was scarey

  41. lisab says:

    “the failure of the “super committee” that followed — along with across-the-board tax increases would derail the U.S. recovery and undermine the well-being of the global economy.”

    at some point the choice becomes either much higher taxes


    printing money



    (i mean more printing than now)

  42. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    The possible genetic component is why I don’t drink or take drugs of any kind other than caffeine (which is a hard one to break!)

  43. lisab says:

    ” smoking synthetic marijuana it was scarey”

    it could be what was in it


    just that he was naturally susceptible, and it pushed him off the cliff

  44. janz says:

    MFG — I truly think the only way out for CA is to declare bankruptcy, so they can restructure their pensions, debt etc. Other than that, this state has too many people with their hands out to voluntarily vote someone in with fiscal tough love in mind.


    Here’s a column from last month that is worth the read —-> Who is this guy pretending to be president?

  45. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    I’m not surprised on MS pay not a lot of money there

  46. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:


    I think it was both Wahkeena

  47. lisab says:

    the people who push legalization of pot

    ignore those people who get crushed by the drug

    for say 95% of the population it is not devastating

    for the whitney houstons of the world, it is crushing

  48. janz says:

    #38 That was a pretty strong piece posted by the Washington Post, Susy!

  49. lisab says:

    “I’m not surprised on MS pay not a lot of money there”

    there is in arkansas?

    i think they plan to give most of it to my husband so he can support me to the level i plan on becoming accustomed too 🙂

  50. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    Look, all of us have known people who smoke lots of dope and we all know the word for people like that: “useless”

    The shortest book in the world is “Successful People Who Smoke Lots Of Dope”

  51. lisab says:

    warren has run a horrible campaign

    she actually said that western massachusetts was not landlocked like the rest of the state …

    look at a map lady

  52. lisab says:

    “The shortest book in the world is “Successful People Who Smoke Lots Of Dope””

    actually that is hard to say

    rolling stones
    the beatles
    fiona apple
    every rap artist
    lady gaga

    certainly most people are not crushed by the drug

    but some are

  53. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    Not to give you advice Wahkeena but this economy could be getting ready to enter into a monumental shiitstorm soon, your hubby would be well advised to get his employment situation clarified ASAP…

  54. lisab says:

    Tim V smokes pot

    he is also bi-polar

    that is not a surprise

  55. AuthorLMendez, Liberterian For Romney says:

    DOW is reacting to the awesome UE rate drop by…having the stocks tumble down

  56. lisab says:

    “Not to give you advice Wahkeena but this economy could be getting ready to enter into a monumental shiitstorm soon, your hubby would be well advised to get his employment situation clarified ASAP…”

    the internet would shut down if he stopped working

    as long as people like porn, he will have a job 🙂

    (he is a cisco engineer)

  57. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    Marijuana wrecks ambition

    Without ambition, what are you?

  58. lisab says:

    actually no surprise on unemployment

    i expect it will drop every month until november

  59. lisab says:

    “Without ambition, what are you?”

    a rap star?

  60. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    Losses accelerating

    Ten year down to 1.88%…

  61. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    Everyone with money is not successful

  62. Walt says:


    We did all we could for decades in going the extra mile (but not enable brother-in-law) and trying to provide help and get him on his feet.
    I have one of my own who I love deeply who struggles with addiction problems. He works and puts in a lot of overtime, but often points out that so many of his “friends” are on disablility, don’t work and seem lots happier than he is.

    It is one of the biggest problems our nation faces and we struggle to find real solutions with long term good results. We pray fervently and continually for victory over addictions.

  63. lisab says:

    i am not defending pot

    i am simply pointing out that for most users it does not destroy their lives

    it may or may not hurt. who knows what the beatles would have produced without drugs

    but pot DOES destroy a small percentage of people who take it.

  64. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    Even Yahoo couldn’t tolerate Daniel Gross’ lies anymore

    The new headline is:

    April Jobs Report Sinks Stocks: Is a Larger Pullback Ahead?


  65. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    I think marijuana is injurious to almost everyone who uses it, some much less than others of course

    People need to learn to FACE LIFE rather than get fuucked up

  66. Tim V says:

    Successful People Who Smoke Lots Of Dope

    35 Celebrities Who Smoke Pot

  67. Tim V says:

    lisab, i used to smoke pot but quit.

  68. lisab says:

    “I think marijuana is injurious to almost everyone who uses it”

    that is hard to prove

    which is not to say it is not true.

    if you have a genetic per-disposition to psychosis

    you are certainly playing russian roulette by smoking pot. there is ample evidence supporting that.

  69. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    Honestly, Walt you reach the point where you realize nothing can be done

    Someone very very close to me is completely off the cliff marijuana, ecstasy, LSD, drugs I don’t even recognize the names of hospitalizations run ins with the law drug dealing etc

    I have finally come to peace with I did everything I can and now whatever happens will happen and its not my fault

  70. Barrett says:

    So I’m going to be donating a small sum of money to both the Romney and Walker campaigns. I don’t have much to give, but Walker especially needs help.

  71. Barrett says:

    I’m for the legalization of Marijuana. If someone wants to get high and enjoy it, thats fine.

    If someone wants to fukk up their life, well there’s nothing I can do to stop them.

    A taxable commodity that will also help reduce the prison population

  72. janz says:

    This is both priceless and sad:Welcome to left-wing bizarro world.

  73. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    Coakley 2.0 is really a prize isn’t she Janz?

  74. Barrett says:

    Mourdock will win Indiana and the Republicans will take the senate.

  75. Walt says:


    I thought the area around Hot Springs, Ark. was a neat place. It has been 20+ years though since I was there (on a westward vacation by car) when our boys were young.

    You can also go out to dig for diamonds and other gems at Crater of Diamonds state park there. Also pretty country around Ft. Smith (?) in NW part of state.

    I believe there is also some Big Foot sightings in AK, so take precautions if you move there.

  76. janz says:

    There are people who are simply more susceptible to addictions than others. IMO, there is a huge genetic component involved, which makes the risk factor of taking drugs a game of Russian Roulette (you really can’t predetermine the side effects or grasp of addiction until you participate), as well as involving some kind of personal calculation if you are aware of a family history of addiction.

  77. janz says:

    #73 Warren is even a bigger dud than Coakley. Brown’s chances have radically increased in being reelected, IMO.

  78. Barrett says:

    If Warren wins, expect overtly feminist policies to dominate her agenda as a senator. She won’t focus on the needs of her constituents

  79. janz says:

    #71 Barrett

    If you leagalize marijuana, it will give more of carte blanche, than there already is, for teens to smoke it. This is where you run into trouble, especially with males, as their brains haven’t even fully developed (not until 25), and, I think it becomes more of a chronic issue when indulged in too young.

    Taking drugs basically puts a break on emotional development. So, if you start at, say 13, some males aren’t able to get beyond adolescence in their maturation, unless they stop. Then there is a catch-up phrase they have to go through, all the while suffering from a delayed maturity syndrome, making it easier for them to succumb to another relapse. It becomes a vicious cycle of stopping and relapsing….

  80. ParakeetsForRomney2012 says:

    Boy is this true, Janz, I’ve noticed this:

    “Taking drugs basically puts a break on emotional development. So, if you start at, say 13, some males aren’t able to get beyond adolescence in their maturation, unless they stop. Then there is a catch-up phrase they have to go through, all the while suffering from a delayed maturity syndrome, making it easier for them to succumb to another relapse.”

  81. janz says:

    As you already know, MFG, I’ve been down this road with my son. There is nothing like personal experience to trump the speculation of theory.

  82. Some people say marihuana is harmful and should stay illegal. Alcohol is harmful, should it become illegal as well?

    Some say that teenagers shouldn’t smoke pot. Alcohol is legal. Should teenagers get drunk?

    Some say that they don’t want someone who is stoned to drive. How about someone who is drunk?

    Taking drugs or alcohol to hide from reality is bad. Having a glass of wine or beer with dinner is not bad. It’s a relaxant. So is marihuana.

    Some say marihuana is a gateway drug. I would say that beer is a gateway drug.

    Either we are a free people or not. Free people can make dumb choices (like voting for Democrats) but it’s still their choice. Criminalizing pot means that millions of otherwise good people are in jail and injured by that system. Criminializing pot is as foolish as criminalizing beer.