Zogby has released poll results for several races across the country. Among these are IN-02 and IN-09:
Republican Rep. Chris Chocola, one of the party’s three endangered incumbents in normally Republican Indiana, aired an ad claiming Bush was not tough enough on immigration. “We just disagree,” he said. He faces a challenge from Democratic businessman Joe Donnelly.
Not sure: 11%
In a rematch of a close 2004 race, Republican Rep. Mike Sodrel and Democratic former congressman Baron Hill have battled over hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage. Their southern Indiana district leans Republican.
Not sure: 14%
The polls were taken the week of Sept. 25 to Oct. 2 in 15 of the most competitive House districts across the country, including three days the sex scandal involving Florida Rep. Mark Foley’s explicit Internet messages to teenage male congressional pages. It bears mentioning that those three days were Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, so I would guess that the poll doesn’t reflect the full brunt of the Foley scandal. The finger pointing over who knew what and when, and the conservative calls for Speaker Hastert’s resignation didn’t really get cooking until the beginning of the week.
Not included in the polling were several Republican-held districts where Democrats are favored, including that of Foley, who has resigned from the House, former Rep. Tom DeLay’s Texas district, Indiana Rep. John Hostettler’s district and the Pennsylvania seat of Rep. Don Sherwood, who suffered his own sex scandal last year.