In Indiana, War And Economy Have Red State Thinking Blue

Posted November 26, 2007 at 3:33pm

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Disillusioned with President Bush’s handling of the war, the economy and immigration, nearly half of likely voters in Indiana appear poised to buck 40 years of tradition and vote for a Democratic presidential ticket — if it includes Sen. Evan Bayh, according to a new Indianapolis Star-WTHR (Channel 13) poll. Nearly three-quarters of those surveyed said the nation is headed in the wrong direction and only 28 percent approved of George W. Bush’s performance as president. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points for all respondents and plus or minus 4.6 percentage points for likely voters. It was conducted by telephone Nov. 13-16.