Indiana Senate Poll: Evan Bayh Leads Todd Young By Seven Points

FILE- In this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, Sen. Evan Bayh speaks at Fort Wayne International Airport, Fort Wayne, Ind. Members of Congress can pretty much do whatever they want with leftover campaign cash when they leav... FILE- In this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, Sen. Evan Bayh speaks at Fort Wayne International Airport, Fort Wayne, Ind. Members of Congress can pretty much do whatever they want with leftover campaign cash when they leave office except use it for personal expenses. Former Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh has kept $10 million in campaign contributions for the last five years, leaving people wondering whether he’ll use it to return to politics. (Samuel Hoffman/The Journal Gazette, File) MORE LESS
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Former Sen. Evan Bayh (D) leads by seven points in the latest Indiana Senate race poll by Monmouth University.

The Indiana race is shaping up as a key contest in Democratic efforts to win a Senate majority.

In the survey of likely Indiana voters, Bayh, also a former Indiana governor, led Rep. Todd Young (R) 48-41, with Libertarian candidate Lucy Brenton polling at 4 percent.

Monmouth has not previously polled this race, but a July poll by Democrat-leaning pollster Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group showed Bayh ahead by 21 points, 54-33.

The Monmouth poll, conducted Aug. 13-16, surveyed 403 likely Indiana voters over the phone with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percent.

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  1. These are likely to be “familiarity” results. Who has ever heard of this Young guy? In mid-October, the race will likely tighten. Indiana being what it is, R candidates have an advantage. Still, good news for Bayh at this point.

  2. I LOVE this! Say what you will about Bayh, Todd Young’s district is in the Louisville/Southern Indiana media market, so I see more of him than I’d ever care to. He’s a jerk and he’d wind up being another Paul/Cruz/Rubio, but one who could actually come back to haunt us in 2020 or beyond. We need to kill this baby in his crib.

  3. Evan Bayh is The New/Old Lieberman.

  4. No, he really isn’t, but even if he was we need every damn seat we can get in order to take the Senate. Purity is useless when you’re in the minority.

  5. He comes from good stock. Some of us are old enough to remember his Dad, Birch.

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