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Majority of poll responders in favor of Daniels

Sunday, August 17, 2008

In November, voters will head to the polls as many political positions will be up for grabs.

One particular position is state governor.

During the Indiana primary, incumbent Gov. Mitch Daniels ran unopposed on the Republican ticket to advance, while Jill Long Thompson defeated Jim Schellinger on the Democratic ticket.

The Brazil Times recently asked its online respondents who the odds-on favorite was for governor in November.

Responders were given three options to choose from, including:

* Mitch Daniels (Republican),

* Jill Long Thompson (Democrat), and

* Andrew Horning (Libertarian).

A total of 444 responders voted in the poll, with 252 (56.8 percent) believing Daniels would be reelected.

Thompson tallied 178 responders' votes (40.1 percent), while Horning accumulated 14 votes (3.2 percent).

Five respondents also commented on the poll question.

One reader stated, "Continuing to make positive changes. Thanks for cutting my property tax payment in half!"

Another reader said, "She understands the people's needs in Indiana. We need jobs and a future, not just quick money by selling off OUR state, so in return, there will be nothing for tomorrow. Thinking ahead is what we need!"

The current Times' online poll pertains to the 2008 Olympic games.

The Times is asking its readers, "Have you been keeping up with the Olympics?"

Readers are given four options to choose from, including:

* Absolutely. It's been Michael Phelps, all the time,

* I've been watching a little, but not as much as I would like,

* I can't stay up that late, so I have been recording it, or

* I haven't had much of a chance to keep up with the games.

As always, readers have the option of commenting on the poll question.

Poll results


Who do you think will be Indiana's next governor?


* Mitch Daniels (Republican) -- 252 votes (56.8 percent),

* Jill Long Thompson (Democrat) -- 178 votes (40.1 percent),

* Andrew Horning (Libertarian) -- 14 votes (3.2 percent)

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"Thanks for cutting my property taxes in half". When the locals schools and city and county government don't have enough money to operate the property tax increase will be unbearable. You can buy a lot of votes in an election year by lowering homeowners property taxes, but stop and think about the local businesses trying to stay open with property taxes of 3 to 4 thousand dollars per year on buildings you wouldn't trade your house for. I heard a gentleman across the street singing Mitch Daniels praises last week because his homeowners property taxes were only $181.00 per year. My office is very similar to his home and I pay over 3 thousand per year. Is it fair for one local business to pay as much property tax as 17 homes combined in the same area? The answer is NO! But Mitch might get 17 votes from that group. He won't get mine, and if anyone had a clue around here, he wouldn't get a single vote!

-- Posted by ucantbserious on Mon, Aug 18, 2008, at 8:05 AM

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