Despite his millions of campaign dollars from his minions, the Guv can’t seem to get a leg up on either of his opponents. A new poll, taken by IPFW in Fort Wayne, show’s Daniels would get 47% of the vote to Democrat Jim Schellinger’s 46%. And he’d get 48% to Jill Long Thompson’s 47%.
The poll of over 1,200 Hoosier voters also showed people are lukewarm on Daniels’ performance as governor. A showing of only a percent lead on either of the two Democrat challengers must be pure misery for those who believe the sun rises and sets on what Daniels purports to have accomplished.
Remember how absolutely certain Daniels and his Republican-controlled General Assembly were that switching Indiana to daylight saving time would save energy? What a shock it must have been to see a study come out that found that going to daylight saving time actually increased energy costs by $8.3 million dollars.
And, the leased toll road? Well, we now see that the foreign company involved in the Public-Private Partnership is almost doubling its tolls. Two of Daniels’ much-touted “accomplishments” that appear to have backfired.
Four more years of Mitch? I don’t think so. Indiana can’t afford another four years of a marketer who is better at manipulating his feats than coming through with real solutions.