WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh signs that Democrats could snatch Indiana's Senate seat from the Republicans make it distinctly harder for the GOP to seize the Senate majority in Tuesday's election.
The latest survey out of Indiana Friday showed Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly leading Republican Richard Mourdock by 11 percentage points after the GOP candidate's awkward debate comment last week that pregnancy resulting from rape is "something God intended."
Mourdock has scrambled to recover since the gaffe. The Howey/DePauw University Battleground poll also showed that the tea party-backed state treasurer isn't winning over women, independents and a percentage of Republicans.
GOP failure in the Hoosier state, combined with the likely loss of seats in Maine and quite possibly Massachusetts, would put Republicans in a deep hole.