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Results from Clay County Straw Poll

Thursday, October 14, 2010

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Earlier this week, The Brazil Times launched the first of three weekly straw polls.

The polls open at 9 a.m., Friday mornings, and will close by noon, Thursday afternoons.

Those interested in voting in the non-scientific poll may do so through a link at www.thebraziltimes.com. The link has been placed on the left side at the top of the website home page.

The straw polls will be offered each week until Oct. 28. Results from each poll will be printed in Friday issues of The Brazil Times.

A straw poll or straw vote is a vote with nonbinding results.

Straw polls provide important interactive dialogue among movements within large groups, reflecting trends like organization and motivation.

The polls are not scientific. Voters are not restricted by voting eligibility in specific districts. Results are provided as entertainment -- and as an indication of voter opinion for those using The Brazil Times' website.

The following is a list of results from the first Brazil Times' straw poll:

United States Senator

* Dan Coats (R) -- 52.7 percent

* Brad Ellsworth (D) -- 34.4 percent

* Undecided -- 10.8 percent

* Rebecca Sink-Burris (L) -- 2.2 percent

Secretary of State

* Charlie White (R) -- 49.5 percent

* Undecided -- 35.5 percent

* Vop Osili (D) -- 12.9 percent

* Mike Wherry (L) -- 2.2 percent

Auditor of State

* Tim Berry (R) -- 51.6 percent

* Undecided -- 29 percent

* Sam Locke (D) -- 17.2 percent

* Eric Snipe (L) -- 2.2 percent

Treasurer of State

* Richard E. Mourdock (R) -- 61.3 percent

* Undecided -- 21.5 percent

* Pete Buttigieg (D) -- 17.2 percent

United States Representative 8th District

* Larry D. Bucshon (R) -- 53.8 percent

* W. Trent VanHaaften (D) -- 26.9 percent

* Undecided -- 15.1 percent

* John Cunningham (L) -- 4.3 percent

Indiana State Senator District 39

* John Waterman (R) -- 71 percent

* Steven M. Thais (D) -- 29 percent

Indiana State Representative District 43

* Alan Morrison (R) -- 60.2 percent

* Clyde Kersey (D) -- 39.8 percent

Indiana State Representative District 44

* James (Jim) Baird (R) -- 45.2 percent

* Nancy A. Michael (D) -- 41.9 percent

* Undecided -- 11.8 percent

* Dennis Beatty (L) -- 1.1 percent

Indiana State Representative District 46

* Bob Heaton (R) -- 70 percent

* Bionca D. Gambill (D) -- 30 percent

Clay County Prosecutor

* B. Lee Reberger (R) -- 56.8 percent

* Charles Hear (D) -- 43.2 percent

Clay County Council, District 3

* Toni L. Carter (R) -- 63.2 percent

* Dolores Johnson (D) -- 36.8 percent

The following are voter statistics from the first straw poll:

Gender

* Male -- 65.6 percent

* Female -- 34.4 percent

Age

* 18-27 -- 8.3 percent

* 28-37 -- 14.6 percent

* 38-47 -- 30.2 percent

* 47-55 -- 16.5 percent

* 55-plus -- 30.2 percent

Location

* Brazil -- 55.2 percent

* Northern Clay County -- 26 percent

* Southern Clay County -- 18.8 percent

Political Party

* Democrat -- 21.9 percent

* Independent -- 18.8 percent

* Libertarian -- 0 percent

* Republican -- 46.9 percent

* No affiliation -- 12.5 percent

Income Level

* $0-$25,000 -- 12 percent

* $26,000-$50,000 -- 39.1 percent

* $51,000-$75,000 -- 25 percent

* $75,000-plus -- 23.9 percent

Preferred method of receiving political advertising

* Newspaper -- 37.9 percent

* Newspaper (online) -- 35.8 percent

* Radio -- 4.2 percent

* Yard Signs -- 6.3 percent

* Direct Mailing -- 7.4 percent

* Other -- 8.4 percent