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New Senate poll shows GOP's Coats with 20 point lead

New Senate poll shows GOP's Coats with 20 point lead

Dan Coats

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 13, 2010 at 4:50 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 13 at 12:02 AM

In Indiana, Republican pollster Rasmussen Reports shows former U.S. Senator Dan Coats (R) with a 20 point lead over Congressman Brad Ellsworth for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN).

Election 2010: Indiana Senate

Dan Coats (R)

51%

Brad Ellsworth (D)

30%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

12%

Opposition to the national health care bill remains high in Indiana, traditionally a conservative, Republican leaning state. Fifty-nine percent (59%) favor repeal of the bill that Ellsworth supported as a member of the House, while 35% oppose repeal. This is a higher level of support than is found nationally. This includes 49% who Strongly Favor repeal and 21% who are Strongly Opposed.

Seventy-three percent (73%) of those who Strongly Favor repeal support Coats, while Ellsworth earns 78% of the vote from those who Strongly Oppose it.

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