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Final election, poll results close in some races

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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On Oct. 8, the Banner Graphic launched an informal straw poll to gauge readers' leanings in the 2010 General Election. Here is a comparison of the poll percentages and the actual percentages from Tuesday's Putnam County election.

Indiana State Representative District 44

* Jim Baird (R)

Poll Week 1 -- 44.7%

Poll Week 2 -- 53.7%

Poll Week 3 -- 41.2%

Poll Week 4 -- 31.9%

Actual -- 54.88%

Nancy Michael (D)

Poll Week 1 -- 28.6%

Poll Week 2 -- 36.4%

Poll Week 3 -- 29%

Poll Week 4 -- 16.6%

Actual -- 41.36%

Dennis Beatty (I)

Poll Week 1 -- 1.9%

Poll Week 2 -- 2.6%

Poll Week 3 -- 3%

Poll Week 4 -- 1.9%

Actual -- 3.76%

Putnam County Sheriff

Garry Clark (D)

Poll Week 1 -- 5.5%

Poll Week 2 -- 9.1%

Poll Week 3 -- 10.2%

Poll Week 4 -- 4.9%

Actual -- 18.46%

* Steve Fenwick (R)

Poll Week 1 -- 49.6%

Poll Week 2 -- 53.7%

Poll Week 3 -- 41.9%

Poll Week 4 -- 37%

Actual -- 57.41%

Joe Tesmer (I)

Poll Week 1 -- 19%

Poll Week 2 -- 23.4%

Poll Week 3 -- 21.3%

Poll Week 4 -- 11.4%

Actual -- 24.12%

Prosecuting Attorney

* Tim Bookwalter (R)

Poll Week 1 -- 75.6%

Poll Week 2 -- 63.2%

Poll Week 3 -- 68.5%

Poll Week 4 -- 85.1%

Actual -- 69.05%

Robert Perry

Poll Week 1 -- 17.1%

Poll Week 2 -- 26.8%

Poll Week 3 -- 23.9%

Poll Week 4 -- 11.3%

Actual -- 30.95%

United States Senator

* Dan Coats (R)

Poll Week 1 -- 44.8%

Poll Week 2 -- 50.6%

Poll Week 3 -- 43.1%

Poll Week 4 -- 34%

Actual -- 58.72%

Brad Ellsworth (D)

Poll Week 1 -- 21.2%

Poll Week 2 -- 30.3%

Poll Week 3 -- 21.4%

Poll Week 4 -- 11.4%

Actual -- 33.99%

Rebecca Sink-Burris (I)

Poll Week 1 -- 3.3%

Poll Week 2 -- 6.1%

Poll Week 3 -- 4.9%

Poll Week 4 -- 2.2%

Actual -- .03%

Secretary of State

* Charlie White (R)

Poll Week 1 -- 39.2%

Poll Week 2 -- 46.8%

Poll Week 3 -- 38.7%

Poll Week 4 -- 33.4%

Actual -- 64.64%

Vop Osili (D)

Poll Week 1 -- 10.7%

Poll Week 2 -- 15.2%

Poll Week 3 -- 12.7%

Poll Week 4 -- 7%

Actual -- 27.56%

Mike Wherry (I)

Poll Week 1 -- 3.6%

Poll Week 2 -- 5.6%

Poll Week 3 -- 5.1%

Poll Week 4 -- 2.7%

Actual -- 7.81%

Auditor of State

* Tim Berry (R)

Poll Week 1 -- 44%

Poll Week 2 -- 53.2%

Poll Week 3 -- 43.8%

Poll Week 4 -- 35.4%

Actual -- 67.83%

Sam Locke (D)

Poll Week 1 -- 11.1%

Poll Week 2 -- 12.6%

Poll Week 3 -- 11.4%

Poll Week 4 -- 6%

Actual -- 26.54%

Eric Knipe (L)

Poll Week 1 -- 3.2%

Poll Week 2 -- 5.2%

Poll Week 3 -- 5.7%

Poll Week 4 -- 2.3%

Actual -- 5.63%

Treasurer of State

* Richard Mourdock (R)

Poll Week 1 -- 48.3%

Poll Week 2 -- 60.6%

Poll Week 3 -- 47.8%

Poll Week 4 -- 37.4%

Actual -- 70.76%

Pete Buttigieg (D)

Poll Week 1 -- 11.3%

Poll Week 2 -- 15.2%

Poll Week 3 -- 12%

Poll Week 4 -- 6.9%

Actual -- 29.24%

United States Representative, District 8

* Larry Buchson (R)

Poll Week 1 -- 45.8%

Poll Week 2 -- 51.5%

Poll Week 3 -- 42.3%

Poll Week 4 -- 36%

Actual -- 65.12%

W. Trent VanHaaften (D)

Poll Week 1 -- 13.3%

Poll Week 2 -- 15.2%

Poll Week 3 -- 13.1%

Poll Week 4 -- 6.7%

Actual -- 27.60%

John Cunningham (L)

Poll Week 1 -- 3.5%

Poll Week 2 -- 5.2%

Poll Week 3 -- 6.3%

Poll Week 4 -- 3%

Actual -- 7.24%

Greencastle Township Board

* Karen Ambler (R)

Poll Week 1 -- 38.1%

Poll Week 2 -- 38.8%

Poll Week 3 -- 41%

Poll Week 4 -- 25.9%

Actual -- 30.05%

* Marilyn Clearwaters (R)

Poll Week 1 -- 27.6%

Poll Week 2 -- 27.9%

Poll Week 3 -- 30.9%

Poll Week 4 -- 22.8%

Actual -- 24.69%

* Charles Miles (D)

Poll Week 1 -- 31.4%

Poll Week 2 -- 32.9%

Poll Week 3 -- 32.8%

Poll Week 4 -- 21.5%

Actual -- 25.43%

Doris Miller (D)

Poll Week 1 -- 21.7%

Poll Week 2 -- 21.9%

Poll Week 3 -- 21%

Poll Week 4 -- 53.6%

Actual -- 19.83%

Warren Township Board

* Bob Dennis (R)

Poll Week 1 -- 18.7%

Poll Week 2 -- 13%

Poll Week 3 -- 10.8%

Poll Week 4 -- 21.7%

Actual -- 24.89%

* Sharon C. Evans (R)

Poll Week 1 -- 32.2%

Poll Week 2 -- 20.5%

Poll Week 3 -- 15.8%

Poll Week 4 -- 27.7%

Actual -- 32.63%

* Lawrence W. Munci (R)

Poll Week 1 -- 19.5%

Poll Week 2 -- 14%

Poll Week 3 -- 10.1%

Poll Week 4 -- 22.2%

Actual -- 24.45%

Rex A. Parker (D)

Poll Week 1 -- 15.8%

Poll Week 2 -- 9.8%

Poll Week 3 -- 8.8%

Poll Week 4 -- 9.9%

Actual -- 18.03%

Cloverdale School Board, Taylor Township

* Duane Huge

Poll Week 1 -- 8.7%

Poll Week 2 -- 6.3%

Poll Week 3 -- 6.5%

Poll Week 4 -- 11.3%

Actual -- 51.74%

James Sharp

Poll Week 1 -- 16.4%

Poll Week 2 -- 9.7%

Poll Week 3 -- 7.1%

Poll Week 4 -- 13.9%

Actual -- 48.26%

North Putnam School Board, Clinton Township

* Travis Lambermont

Poll Week 1 -- 16.6%

Poll Week 2 -- 7.6%

Poll Week 3 -- 9.4%

Poll Week 4 -- 14.4%

Actual -- 51.09%

Scott Rader

Poll Week 1 -- 12.6%

Poll Week 2 -- 10%

Poll Week 3 -- 11%

Poll Week 4 -- 11.6%

Actual -- 48.91%

South Putnam School Board, Jefferson Township

* Wesley Hacker

Poll Week 1 -- 14.3%

Poll Week 2 -- 8.4%

Poll Week 3 -- 9.1%

Poll Week 4 -- 5.9%

Actual -- 59.55%

Darwyn Nelson

Poll Week 1 -- 16.4%

Poll Week 2 -- 15.3%

Poll Week 3 -- 9.8%

Poll Week 4 -- 23.5%

Actual -- 40.45%

South Putnam School Board, Warrren Township

* David Bombei

Poll Week 1 -- 14.2%

Poll Week 2 -- 7%

Poll Week 3 -- 7.4%

Poll Week 4 -- 22.3%

Actual -- 53.71%

Adam Hughes

Poll Week 1 -- 13.5%

Poll Week 2 -- 12.1%

Poll Week 3 -- 7.7%

Poll Week 4 -- 6.3%

Actual -- 46.29%


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Looks like the straw poll was off by a significant amount on a majority of the races. However, it was quite accurate on a FEW of them. That's the thing about politics, it is very unpredictable. Voter's opinions change from day to day.

-- Posted by ruserious27 on Thu, Nov 4, 2010, at 12:11 AM

This is not news. This was an "unscientific poll for entertainment only" as stated several times by the Banner Graphic. It is time for the Banner to report real news. In the words of writer and journalist Pete Hamill, "News is a verb."

-- Posted by mrp55 on Thu, Nov 4, 2010, at 9:32 AM


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