Thursday, September 17, 2015

Will Pence's Weak Polling Cause Republicans to Support Expanding Civil Rights in Indiana?

Indiana political analyst Brian Howey thinks Mike Pence is in trouble: "Multiple informed and reliable sources, citing at least three recent polling sources including internal Pence campaign survey data, are telling Howey Politics Indiana that Pence’s statewide reelect numbers are 'in the low 30%' range. His favorable/unfavorables are 'upside down.'" Because of this position, Howey says that some Republicans are "attempting to forge a deal that would add sexual orientation to the state’s civil rights code that would address employment and housing concerns, with exemptions extending to hospitals and religious institutions." Will enough of the supermajority buy in to make it possible? Will the zealot governor sign on? Read more at Howey Politics here.