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Straw poll results: Week 3

Friday, October 22, 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.

While this week's poll did not show a lot of change for many candidates, the number of undecided voters jumped sharply in many races.

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

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

Indiana State Representative District 44

James Baird (R) -- 41.2% (-12.5)

Nancy Michael (D) -- 29% (-7.4)

Dennis Beatty (L) -- 3%

Undecided -- 26.8% (+19.4)

Putnam County Sheriff

Steve Fenwick (R) -- 41.9% (-11.8)

Garry Clark (D) -- 10.2%

Joe Tesmer (I) -- 21.3%

Undecided -- 26.6%

Prosecuting Attorney

Tim Bookwalter (R) -- 68.5%

Robert Perry (I) -- 23.9%

Undecided -- 7.6%

United States Senator

Brad Ellsworth (D) -- 21.4% (-8.9)

Dan Coats (R) --43.1% (-7.5)

Rebecca Sink-Burris (L) -- 4.9%

Undecided -- 30.6% (+17.6)

Secretary of State

Charlie White (R) -- 38.7% (-8.1)

Vop Osili (D) -- 12.7%

Mike Wherry (L) -- 5.1%

Undecided -- 43.5% (+11)

Auditor of State

Tim Berry (R) -- 43.8% (-9.4)

Sam Locke (D) -- 11.4%

Eric Snipe (L) -- 5.7%

Undecided -- 39.1% (+10.1)

Treasurer of State

Richard Mourdock (R) --47.8% (-12.8)

Pete Buttigieg (D) -- 12%

Undecided -- 40.2% (+16)

U.S. Representative, District 8

Larry Buchson (R) -- 42.3% (-9.2)

W. Trent VanHaaften (D) -- 13.1%

John Cunningham (L) -- 6.3%

Undecided --38.3% (+10.2)

Greencastle Twp. Board

Karen Ambler (R) -- 41%

Marilyn Clearwaters (R) -- 30.9%

Charles Miles (D) -- 32.8%

Doris Miller (D) -- 21%

Undecided -- 17%

Warren Twp. Board

Bob Dennis (R) -- 10.8%

Sharon C. Evans (R) -- 15.8%

Lawrence W. Munci (R) -- 10.1%

Rex A. Parker (D) -- 8.8%

Undecided -- 14.8%

Cloverdale School Board, Taylor Twp.

Duane Huge -- 6.5%

James Sharp -- 7.1%

Undecided -- 12.8%

North Putnam School Board, Clinton Twp.

Travis Lambermont -- 9.4%

Scott Rader -- 11%

Undecided -- 13.3%

South Putnam School Board, Jefferson Twp.

Wesley Hacker --9.1%

Darwyn Nelson -- 9.8%

Undecided -- 10.6% (-32)

South Putnam School Board, Warren Twp.

David Bombei -- 7.4%

Adam Hughes -- 7.7%

Undecided -- 13.3% (+7.6)

Are you registered to vote in Putnam County -- Yes, 94.8%; No, 5.2%

Did you vote in the last election? -- Yes, 93.1%; No, 6.9%

Do you plan on voting in the 2010 election? -- Yes, 98.3%; No, 1.7%

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%