A new statewide poll shows Republican Governor Mitch Daniels slightly ahead of Democratic challenger Jill Long Thompson.
The WISH-TV Indiana Poll released tonight shows 49 percent of likely voters support Daniels, while 45 percent say they favor Long Thompson.
The poll was a telephone survey of 800 likely voters conducted September 29th to October 3rd by Maryland-based Research 2000. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
Both Daniels and Long Thompson say the results of the poll are encouraging.