EXCLUSIVE WTHR/HPI Poll: Ritz leads McCormick for school chief

Glenda Ritz (left) and Jennifer McCormick (right)
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Democrat Glenda Ritz has a six-point lead on Republican challenger Jennifer McCormick for Indiana superintendent of public instruction.

The WTHR/HPI Indiana Poll has Ritz at 44% with McCormick at 38%. Undecided voters make up the final 18%, making this race close.

Ritz has a 5-point edge with independent voters and a 15% edge with early voters. She has a large, 49-point lead over McCormick with minority voters.

WTHR commissioned the poll with Howey Politics Indiana. The Public Opinion Strategies poll surveyed 600 likely voters via landline and cell phone in Indiana from November 1-3. It has a four-point margin of error.