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Straw poll results: Week 2

Friday, October 15, 2010

A straw poll for the 2010 General Election has been launched by the Banner Graphic. The survey can be found at surveymonkey.com/s/bannergraphic.

The poll will open 8 a.m. each Tuesday morning and close at noon each Thursday through Oct. 29. Results from the poll will be published each Friday until the election.

A straw poll or straw vote is a vote with nonbinding results. Straw polls provide important interactive dialogue among movements within large groups, reflecting trends like organization and motivation.

This poll is not scientific. Results are provided as entertainment -- and as an indication of voter opinion for those using the Banner Graphic Web site.

Significant changes (6 percent or more) from last week are noted in parentheses.

Indiana State Representative District 44

James Baird (R) -- 53.7% (+9)

Nancy Michael (D) -- 36.4% (+7.8)

Dennis Beatty (L) -- 2.6%

Undecided -- 7.4%

Putnam County Sheriff

Steve Fenwick (R) -- 53.7%

Garry Clark (D) -- 9.1%

Joe Tesmer (I) -- 23.4%

Undecided -- 13.9%

Prosecuting Attorney

Tim Bookwalter (R) -- 63.2% (-12.4)

Robert Perry (I) -- 26.8% (+9.7)

Undecided -- 10%

United States Senator

Brad Ellsworth (D) -- 30.3% (+9.1)

Dan Coats (R) --50.6%

Rebecca Sink-Burris (L) -- 6.1%

Undecided -- 13%

Secretary of State

Charlie White (R) -- 46.8% (+7.6)

Vop Osili (D) -- 15.2%

Mike Wherry (L) -- 5.6%

Undecided -- 32.5%

Auditor of State

Tim Berry (R) -- 53.2% (+9.2)

Sam Locke (D) -- 12.6%

Eric Snipe (L) -- 5.2%

Undecided -- 29%

Treasurer of State

Richard Mourdock (R) --60.6% (+12.3)

Pete Buttigieg (D) -- 15.2%

Undecided -- 24.2%

U.S. Representative, District 8

Larry D. Buchson (R) -- 51.5%

W. Trent VanHaaften (D) -- 15.2%

John Cunningham (L) -- 5.2%

Undecided --28.1%

Greencastle Twp. Board

Karen Ambler (R) -- 38.8%

Marilyn Clearwaters (R) -- 27.9%

Charles Miles (D) -- 32.9%

Doris Miller (D) -- 21.9%

Undecided -- 22.4%

Warren Twp. Board

Bob Dennis (R) -- 13%

Sharon C. Evans (R) -- 20.5%

Lawrence W. Munci (R) -- 14%

Rex A. Parker (D) -- 9.8%

Undecided -- 19.1%

Cloverdale School Board, Taylor Twp.

Duane Huge -- 6.3%

James Sharp -- 9.7%

Undecided -- 16.5%

North Putnam School Board, Clinton Twp.

Travis Lambermount -- 7.6%

Scott Rader -- 10%

Undecided -- 17.1%

South Putnam School Board, Jefferson Twp.

Wesley Hacker --8.4%

Darwyn Nelson -- 15.3%

Undecided -- 42.6%

South Putnam School Board, Warren Twp.

David Bombei -- 7%

Adam Hughes -- 12.1%

Undecided -- 20.6%

Voter Statistics:

Gender --Female, 44.5 %; Male, 55.5%

Age -- 18-27, 9.7%; 28-37, 20.8; 38-47, 22%; 47-55, 17.8%; 55+, 29.7%

Location -- Greencastle, 56.8%, Northern Putnam County, 14.8%; Southern Putnam County, 28.4%

Political Party -- Democrat, 14.8%; Independent, 11%; Libertarian, 2.1%; Republican, 56.4%; No affiliation, 15.7%

Preferred method of receiving political advertising -- Newspaper, 35.4%; Newspaper online, 24.9%; Radio, 2.6%; Yard signs, 14.8%; Direct Mail, 9.6%; Other, 10.9%