Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14463
Daniels Holds Lead in Indiana Governor Re-Election Contest: In an election for Governor of Indiana held today, 09/30/08, Incumbent Republican Mitch Daniels defeats Democratic Jill Long Thompson, according to this latest SurveyUSA tracking poll conducted exclusively for WHAS-TV in Louisville and WCPO-TV in Cincinnati. Today, it's Daniels and running mate Lt. Governor Becky Skillman 53%, Democrat Long Thompson and running mate Dennie Oxley 37%. The Libertarian ticket of Andy Horning and Lisa Kelly take 6%; 4% of likely voters are undecided. Compared to a SurveyUSA poll released six weeks ago, Daniels is up 1 point; Long Thompson is down 1 point.

Daniels now leads in all regions of the state: in previous polling, Long Thompson led in Northern Indiana. 25% of Democrats cross over to vote for incumbent Republican Daniels; 14% of Republicans cross over to vote for Democrat Long Thompson. Independents favor Daniels by 25 points.

Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 900 Indiana adults 09/28/08 and 09/29/08. Of them, 802 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 687 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely voters in the 11/04/08 general election.
Indiana voters will also elect a Governor. If the election for Governor were today, would you vote for the...(choices rotated) The Republican ticket of Mitch Daniels and Becky Skillman? The Democratic ticket of Jill Long Thompson and Dennie Oxley? Or the Libertarian ticket of Andy Horning and Lisa Kelly?
687 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionChange Your MindTop Issue For Next PresidentIncomeRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 3.8 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiCould ChMind MadEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisSocial SEducatioImmigrat< $50K> $50KN INCentral IndianapS IN
Daniels / Skillman (R)53%54%52%58%52%46%58%55%51%56%19%****79%25%54%79%49%25%56%51%58%48%47%64%42%56%53%49%**39%49%88%******49%55%46%56%59%56%
Long Thompson / Oxley (D)37%36%39%31%36%45%37%34%41%34%75%****14%67%29%15%43%63%36%38%34%43%39%27%50%31%39%41%**55%40%11%******41%35%42%32%34%38%
Horning / Kelly (L)6%7%5%5%6%7%3%6%5%6%3%****4%3%12%5%6%8%4%7%6%3%8%6%4%8%5%5%**5%11%0%******6%5%5%10%5%4%
Composition of Likely Voters100%49%51%21%33%27%19%54%46%90%8%1%1%38%37%18%34%39%12%44%56%52%28%20%52%46%18%80%61%2%9%5%8%2%3%5%39%61%36%16%23%25%
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.