Polling Positions – Part 4


The latest poll by Indy Politics and Change Research shows Hoosiers aren’t very happy with the way the state and federal governments have been dealing with COVID-19.

Forty percent say they approve of the way the federal government is handling the outbreak, while 53-percent disagree.  That is similar to the way voters view state government which is 41-49.

When it comes to how locals view things, voters were split on how city-county government handled things, 43-40.  And for schools that number was 33-44.

Voters were split on the Governor extending the mask mandate, 40 in favor, 36 not in favor.

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On opening the economy too quickly and risking further infection, 46 percent had serious concerns, 53 percent did not.

On opening up things back up too slowly and hurting the economy, 66 percent said they were concerned while 23 percent weren’t.

Forty-nine percent were worried or had serious concerns about opening schools too soon and risking parents and students getting sick, while 61-percent said they were worried about opening too slowly and making it harder for parents to go back to work.

Voters were split on whether there should be no-excuse mail-in balloting.  44-percent said they support no excuse mail-in balloting while 53-percent said they were opposed.

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Hoosiers also had different opinions on police and the Black Lives Matter movements.  Thirty-seven approved of Black Lives Matters while 56 percent disapproved.  Meanwhile, local police had 71-percent approval ratings and 18 percent disapproved.


Change Research collected 1033 interviews  from across the state between September 3–7, 2020.   It also used its Dynamic Online Sampling to achieve a sample reflective of the likely November electorate. The margin of error as traditionally calculated at the 95% confidence level is 3.1%. Post-stratification was performed on age, gender, ethnicity, education, geography, and 2016 vote.



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