According to a local poll Carlson has blown a 20-point lead and now trails Dickerson
A new poll shows Democratic U.S. Rep. Julia Carson narrowly trailing Republican Eric Dickerson -- an outcome that, if it holds on Election Day, would be one of the biggest upsets in Indiana politics.
Dickerson led Carson 45 percent to 42 percent in the poll conducted for WTHR (Channel 13), The Indianapolis Star's news-gathering partner.
To be fair the article does state:
Carson, though, shrugged off the results.
"This isn't my first time at the rodeo," she said. "I've been behind in the polls before."
In 2002, a poll taken just before the election showed Carson with only a 1 percentage point lead over Republican Brose McVey. She won, 53 percent to 44 percent. And in Carson's first congressional campaign in 1996, a poll taken just before the election showed her trailing Republican Virginia Blankenbaker by three percentage points. She won by eight
This is a whole new ballgame; my guess is it won’t be long before the national media picks up coverage on this race! Indiana will be one to keep a close eye on!
H/T Captain Ed