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Pence 47, Bayh 44

A new Rasmussen poll has Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) trailing Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)--rumored to be interested in a challenge, in the wake of the Massachusetts

Rian Mcconnell
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Jan 25, 2010

A new Rasmussen poll has Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) trailing Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)–rumored to be interested in a challenge, in the wake of the Massachusetts upset–by only three points.

Bayh, who was on nobody’s list of endangered Democrats last month, is the sort of senator who found himself endangered in last two elections of the Bush presidency. He regularly visits TV studios to state his concerns with the administration’s policies. But he never really votes against them. Complaints about, for example, how much Congress is spending, are matched with votes for more spending. It’s a tactic that’s sapped Bayh’s credibility with conservatives and angered liberals.

Rian Mcconnell | Rian is a Villanova University graduate who was born in DuBois, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia with a medical degree. His residency was at Thomas Jefferson and its associated Wills Eye Hospital, and he finished his education with fellowships in cataract and corneal surgery at the University of Connecticut. He has a vast experience in ophthalmic surgery, with a focus on cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and laser refractive procedures. He serves on the board of Vision Health International, an agency that provides eye care and surgery to indigent patients in Central and South America, in addition to his surgical practice.

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