"He is the leading candidate right now," Kubik said. "He's just so well known. He's popular in the state. And he's one of the best communicators I've ever heard."
While some panned Pence's campaign on Twitter for Wednesday's email gaffe, it's not likely to make much of a difference because almost everyone assumes Pence is going to run, said William Kubik, a professor of political science at Hanover College.