Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has a double digit lead over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the industrial US swing state of Indiana, whose governor, Mike Pence, is his vice presidential running mate, a new poll revealed on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Trump is leading Clinton by 47 percent to 36 percent among likely voters in Indiana, the poll noted.
"Pence is likely boosting the GOP [Republican Party] ticket's prospects here, as Indiana voters really don't like either of the two presidential nominees," Monmouth University poll Director Patrick Murphy stated.
In the 2008 US presidential election, President Barack Obama won Indiana, which is regarded as a valuable but not a decisive state, by a slim margin from Republican candidate John McCain.
However, Obama lost in Indiana by 10 points to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in the 2012 US presidential election.