Internal polling released today by Governor Eric Holcomb’s re-election campaign shows the incumbent with a healthy lead over both his challengers.
The poll showed Holcomb with 60-percent of the vote. Democrat Woody Myers has 21 percent and Libertarian Donald Rainwater had seven percent.
The poll of 600 likely Hoosier voters was conducted on October 4 and 5. It had a margin of error of +/- 4 percent. It was a mix of cell phones and landlines.
The Governor’s favorability rating was 63 percent. Myers was 18 percent and Rainwater was 10.
The poll’s make up was 39-percent Democrat, 44-percent Republican, and 19-percent independent.
“This poll reflects a deep, long steady brand built up over four years,” noted State Party chairman Kyle Hupfer,. “We haven’t seen a lot of volatility in this race.”
The Governor has seen some slight slippage in his approval numbers. He was 79-percent in the spring but dropped down to 72-percent in this poll.
“We know not everyone’s satisfied with the governor’s leadership. That’s to be expected. Our numbers were in an unworldly place in the Spring with approval in the high 70s/low 80s. We knew that would erode a bit as people ‘came home’ to their usual voting patterns,” Hupfer noted. “But we’re pleased with our position and Holcomb’s 72 percent approval shows there’s just not a lot of volatility in this race right now.”‘
Election Day is November 3.