(Via Kos) A South Bend Tribune/WSBT-TV poll indicates that Democratic challenger Joe Donnelly has a slight lead over Chris Chocola in Indiana’s Second Congressional District race, according to a report by James Wensits in the South Bend Tribune.
According to the poll, Donnelly had 46%, Chocola had 41%, 13% were undecided, and there was a 5% margin for error. Considering this was supposed to be something of a “second tier” race in Indiana, taking a back seat to the supposedly more hotly contested races in the 8th and 9th Districts, this might be really bad news for Congressional Republicans.
Also, Chocola has a point about things in which he was not involved being a potential source of trouble.
The congressman was thinking of matters such as the leasing of the Toll Road, the daylight-saving time squabble[.]
According to the Tribune article on the recent poll:
[Pollster Delair Ali] said he was also surprised at the number of people who brought up the Toll Road (7 percent) and time zone change (5 percent) as campaign issues.
Ali now looks for Chocola to go really negative against Donnelly.
â€œHeâ€™s in deep and serious trouble,â€ Ali said of Chocola. â€œThe good news for him is the election is in November.â€
Ali predicted that a nasty race is in the offing because Chocola needs to raise Donnellyâ€™s negatives.
To do that, Ali said, Chocola must go on the attack against Donnelly.