With just a few days to go before the Indiana primary, a new poll has former U.S. Senator Dan Coats leading amongst Republican voters.
The poll conducted by the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics has the following breakdown.
- Dan Coats – 36%.
- John Hostettler – 24%.
- Marlin Stutzman – 18%.
- Don Bates, Jr.- 6%.
- Richard Behney – 4%.
- Undecided – 13%.
The poll of 407 registered voters was taken from April 22-26 by Survey USA and has margin of error of 5%.
Coats polled best with those identifying themselves as strong Republicans, Republicans or leaning Republican. Hostettler ranked the highest with independent voters. Coats also did well with those who identified themselves as tea party supporters, with Stutzman coming in second.
The poll also notes that Coats, Stutzman and Hostettler all defeat likely Democrat nominee Brad Elsworth in a general election, however 20-25% of the voters are undecided.