(Undated) - The first poll has come out for the race for Indiana’s Ninth District Congressional seat.
A new poll of 300 likely Ninth District voters by Public Opinion Strategies shows that 49 percent would prefer somebody else than Democrat incumbent Baron Hill. Only 37-percent said they would re-elect Hill, who won election to the U.S. House in 2006’s victory run for Democrats.
But, Republican nominee Todd Young trails Hill by seven points head-to-head, 34-to-41 percent.
The poll has a margin of error of +/- 5.66 percent.
Among other questions asked to the voters polled, 64 percent believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, 71 percent disapprove of the job Congress is doing, and only 43 percent approve of President Barack Obama’s job while 55 disapprove.
Rep. Hill will get a boost from the White House today. Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to stump at a Hoosiers for Hill fundraising luncheon in Jeffersonville.