Rep. Chris Chocola of Indiana, behind Democrat Joe Donnelly 52 percent to 39 percent
With a 13 point deficit in the polls, there isn't a ground game out there that can make up that difference. Especially when the last poll numbers showed 49-39 for Donnelly. Looks like the "Count" is down for the...count.
In the same article, numbers for the Indiana 9th Congressional District shows a dead heat.
Rep. Mike Sodrel, who trailed Democrat Baron Hill 48 percent to 46 percent.
This is a 2 point bump for Hill, but an 8 point bump for Sodrel. Voters know what they're getting in either case, so I find it interesting that this race has tightened up so much. Hill has been leading the polls pretty handily until now.
The other "hot race" in Indiana is in the 8th District where my favorite Republican-nutjob-about-to-get-the-boot John Hostettler is getting trounced in polls by Democrat challenger Brad Ellsworth. Hostettler, as many may recall, is the loon in southern Indiana that believes we have a Constitutional right to keep a nuke in our basement.
The latest poll I could find (Oct. 30) shows Ellsworth with a 10 point lead of Johnny Ho. He makes for great punch lines, but it will be nice knowing that the nether regions of the state will once again be represented by a sane person.