Research 2000: Hill up by 12

A new Research 2000 poll for WISH-TV shows Baron Hill with a 12-point lead in the 9th District.

If the election for Congress were held today, would you vote for Baron Hill, the Democrat, or Mike Sodrel, the Republican?

Hill Sodrel Other Undecided
All 49% 37% 4% 10%
Men 47% 40% 5% 8%
Women 52% 34% 3% 12%
Democrats 86% 6% 3% 5%
Republicans 14% 69% 4% 13%
Other 52% 32% 5% 11%

The Research 2000 Indiana Poll was conducted from September 29 through October 3, 2008. A total of 800 likely voters who vote regularly in state elections were interviewed statewide by telephone.

And Jim Shella adds a little color:

Bloomington Herald Times editor Bob Zaltsberg said, “Hill-Sodrel doesn’t seem to have quite the pizzazz or intensity that it’s had in the last few years.”

There will be a debate the week after next and Sodrel wants the candidates attached to lie detectors. He may need such a gimmick to pull this one out.