Tea Party-Backed Mourdock Narrowly Leads Indiana Senate Race

Posted: Aug 04, 2012 4:00 PM

The race for U.S. senator out of Indiana is one to keep a close eye on, since the GOP candidate, Richard Mourdock, was strongly backed by the tea party and managed to defeat establishment Sen. Richard Lugar in the primary. Rasmussen now has Mourdock narrowly leading his Democrat opponent, Rep. Joe Donnelly, 42% to 40%.

The race has changed slightly since May, according to Rasmussen's numbers, when both candidates were tied at 42%. The poll shows 15% still undecided, while 3% prefer another candidate in the race.

The race was important enough that presidential candidate Mitt Romney stumped for Mourdock in Indiana today.

"This is a man that I want to see in Washington to make sure that we cannot just talk about changing things but actually have the votes to get things change,” Romney said, as reported by the LA Times.