WTHR/Howey Poll: Young Pulls Ahead Of Bayh By 5

The final independent poll of the campaign today shows Todd Young has pulled ahead of Evan Bayh by five points. The new data from Howey Politics and WTHR-NBC shows Young leading (46-41) and reflects a consistent trend line seen in other polling over the past few weeks.

The final independent poll of the campaign today shows Todd Young has pulled ahead of Evan Bayh by five points. The new data from Howey Politics and WTHR-NBC shows Young leading (46-41) and reflects a consistent trend line seen in other polling over the past few weeks.

"Evan Bayh's scandals have caught up to him. Every day we learn more about how Evan Bayh left us to work for them. This new polling is reflective of that fact." - Jay Kenworthy

Background from WTHR/Howey Poll

Bayh lost 3-points since an earlier WTHR/HPI Indiana poll in September while Young has gained 6-points. (WTHR 11/4/16)

"Bayh's slide manifested itself in his favorability rankings. Bayh started the campaign with a +20-point net favorability score in September but now slipped into the negatives with a -6-point score." (WTHR 11/4/16)

"He dropped from an 11-point favorability with independents to a -12-point score. He also lost 11-points of net favorability with his own party." (WTHR 11/4/16)

"Asked if he had ever seen a candidate's favorables plummet as much as Bayh's, Ulm said, "Usually when they commit a crime or something or they're just horribly bad candidates, like Sharon Angle versus Harry Reid in Nevada. The same thing that is hurting Hillary Clinton is hurting Evan Bayh." (Howey Politics 11/4/16)