The campaigns of Republicans Todd Young and Eric Holcomb are disputing a new Monmouth poll showing their opponents in the lead.
The Monmouth poll of more than 400 voters sows Democrat Evan Bayh leading Young, 48-42 percent. John Gregg has a bigger lead over Holcomb, 50-38.
The poll had a margin of error of +/-4.9 percent.
Young’s camp released their internal numbers saying their race was statistically tied, with them having a one point lead, 40-39.
Holcomb campaign manager, Mike O’Brien released the following statement…
“This poll is a complete outlier and laughably inconsistent with every other public poll released this election season. Our internal data shows we are on a winning trajectory in this margin-of-error contest. After only 12 weeks on the campaign trail, compared to our opponent’s 282-week campaign, we are in the passing lane headed into the home stretch of this race and remain confident that Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb will be Indiana’s next governor.”
The poll also showed Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, but with a smaller lead than previous polls. Trump leads 45-41, with Gary Johnson at nine percent.
Trump had an 11-point lead when the poll was taken in August.