From the IBJ, the Howey-Gauge poll shows wide margins for Andre Carson in IN-07 and Jill Long Thompson in the gubernatorial primary:
Democratic presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are locked in a virtual dead heat in Indiana, according to the latest Howey-Gauge Poll.
Hoosiers favor Obama over Clinton by the slim margin of 47 percent to 45 percent.
In the race for governor, Democrat Jill Long Thompson holds a commanding lead of 45 percent to 27 percent over challenger Jim Schellinger, who suffers from a lack of name recognition, according to pollsters.
The poll by Gauge Market Research was conducted April 23-24, after the Pennsylvania primary election, through two surveys of 600 likely voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.
In the 5th Congressional District, a survey of 400 likely voters found 57 percent prefer U.S. Rep. Dan Burton compared to 22 percent for his Republican challenger, Dr. John McGoff.
A similar survey in the 7th Congressional District has newly elected U.S. Rep. Andre Carson leading his closest rival, Dr. Woody Myers, by a margin of 45 percent to 27 percent. State Reps. David Orentlicher and Carolene Mays trail with 7 percent and 4 percent, respectively.
A healthy dose of skepticism is required, but this is great news for Andre. It shows, at the very least, Dr. Myers' "momentum" has probably been heavily blunted by the Obama endorsement and the recent Carson ads.