INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Richard Mourdock is dismissing a poll that shows him falling behind in the race for Indiana's Senate seat.
Mourdock told The Associated Press that Hoosiers are more interested in job numbers released Friday than in new poll numbers showing Democrat Joe Donnelly with a double-digit lead.
The Howey/DePauw University Battleground poll taken Oct. 28-30 showed Mourdock trailing Donnelly by 11 points after the two had run even most of the campaign. The change followed Mourdock's Oct. 23 comment that pregnancy resulting from rape is "something God intended."
A Mourdock loss in Indiana would make it harder for Republicans to win control of the Senate. Mourdock has struggled to regain his footing in the final days of the race, while Democrats have poured more money into replaying his comments on-air.
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paulanewby | December 14 2012 9:52am
Murdock is a big a jerk as most of the Tea Party people..no common sense or concern for the people except the RICH. I am also VERY upset with 8 news for using the term forcable rape in there reporting of the crimes in Indianaplois. Has Channal 8 gone the way of Fox News and become a arm of the Repubilican Party?
GeorgeAdams | November 4 2012 10:45pm
It is so typical of the liberal media to twist Mourdock's comments and to present it as facts. The more important area of concern is that Donnelly would not repeal any of ObamaCare's 21 taxes. And, that would be part of the demise of the USA's healthcare as we know it.
Mourdock will repeal ObamaCare, and that is more important than a misquoted comment.
hunter480 | November 3 2012 10:30pm
Hmmm. The Founders were some of those who "imposed" their beliefs on the people, if you want to call it that. They held a worship service prior to the meetings of the Continental Congress in which they did The People's work. They claimed that our inalienable rights came from The Creator, i.e. God, and as such, they were not subject to revocation by governments or kings. The Declaration of Independence states this: " We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
The Constitution states this: " We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." Blessings.......which are gifts from The Creator, i.e. God.
Revisionists are quick to attempt to claim that the Founders were nor men of faith and did not intend for the United States to be a "religious" nation, but for all their lies and distortions, the facts state otherwise.
cptmac11 | November 3 2012 6:08am
When anyone relates to their God or higher power it is a personal thing and to impose or control the beliefs of others with regard to that sacred connection is in itself sacrilegious.
Funny thing about calm waters a boat floats both ways.
No only does he have the right to his beliefs but.
But by God's hand so do they
loser1966 | November 2 2012 11:49pm
Nobody twisted this creeps words. I understand what he said. Satan too could cause the rape victim to get pregnant. Only the strongest of women could stand to look into the eyes of her child for the rest of her life, seeing the rapist in those eyes. This creep tried to eliminate hundreds of thousands of auto jobs, and those that depend on those jobs. The trickle down effect would have been trmendous if him, Pence, and Romney had their way.
shimaner | November 2 2012 8:56pm
The world could be ending; unemployment could be 90%; the Middle Eastern countries could be killing our ambassadors; but the most important thing on the mind of the voters is can we continue to murder innocent unborn babies. It is clear that our culture will destroy itself from within just as all once great cultures have done in the past 5000 years. So make sure you base your voting decisions solely on how many babies we can legally murder. A million per year is just not enough yet. And... per Obama in the Illinois senate - infanticide must be legalized.
hunter480 | November 2 2012 5:31pm
Liberals should be ashamed for twisting Murdock's words, and intent the way they have, but it`s apparent they have no shame.
Richard Mourdock is a Christian man, a man of good character, a good and decent man. He was simply stating that God is Sovereign, God is in control, and God can even use a mans free will, intended by that man for evil, and make good come from that.
I am convinced more each day that liberals are evil and have no soul.
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