Mourdock leads Lugar by 10 points ahead of Tuesday primary

It appears to be all over for Senator Dick Lugar. The six term incumbent trails his challenger, State Treasurer Richard Mourdock by 10 points in one of the last polls released before the primary on Tuesday. Chicago Tribune: Indiana had better get used to the thought of life without Sen. Dick Lugar -- a prospect sad to his admirers, overdue to his critics and foreign to almost any Hoosier who's cast a ballot in the last four decades. A new poll released Friday brought grim tidings for the 80-year-old Lugar just four days from his Republican primary showdown with state Treasurer Richard Mourdock. The Indiana Battleground Poll, commissioned by Howey Politics Indiana and DePauw University, found the tea party-backed Mourdock ahead of Lugar by 10 percentage points. Recent polling by pro-Mourdock groups showed him closing in on the six-term incumbent, although the new poll was the first independent data to be released since another Howey-DePauw survey a month ago. The news...(Read Full Post)