Two new polls show the candidates in a dead heat, and a poll conducted by Global Strategy Group showed similar numbers – 41% to 40% in favor of Donnelly.
The Donnelly campaign paid for that survey.
“I think it is a reflection of the fact that people are tuned in, and they are hearing what I am talking about is job creation, working together and moving our country forward,” said Donnelly told WSBT on Friday. “Those are the key ingredients of everything I have tried to do in Congress and what I have talked about in the campaign.”
Donnelly calls Mourdock "an extreme partisan."
"He is pursuing a very tea party agenda," Donnelly noted. "He wants to have constant partisanship. He has said Medicare is unconstitutional. He has questioned the constitutionality of Social Security. And so instead of trying to bring people together and work together, what he said is it is 'my way or the highway.' I don't think that works. I think you accomplish better results when you work together like I have done with (Republicans) Fred Upton, Marlin Stutsman, all of our friends here to try to build our region."
CLICK HERE for entire WSBT Radio interview with Cong. Donnelly.
Mourdock's campaign is also responding to the latest numbers.
In an e-mail statement, Mourdock said, "President Obama and his policies continue to be very unpopular in Indiana. Once voters learn that Joe Donnelly has been a reliable vote for President Obama's economic policies, including Obamacare and the failed stimulus spending, we believe that the overwhelming majority of the undecided voters will break toward us."