Poll shows tighter race for Indiana governor than months prior

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Posted at 4:08 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 16:08:35-04

INDIANAPOLIS – A new poll in Indiana shows the race for governor is much tighter than it was a few months ago.

Change Research and IndyPolitics released a survey of 1,033 likely voters. The poll shows Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb leading Democratic challenger Dr. Woody Myers by just six percentage points.

In a similar poll in April, Holcomb had a 20-point lead.

Libertarian candidate Donald Rainwater had 24% in the poll. Change Research says it appears Rainwater is picking up support from some Republicans who are upset with Holcomb's mask mandate and other COVID-19 restrictions.

The same poll also shows President Donald Trump with a large lead over Democratic candidate Joe Biden, 53%-39%. Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgenson polled at 5%.

The poll was taken between Sept. 3-Sept. 7 with a margin of error of 3.1%.