The Journal Gazette
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:40 pm

Poll: Half of Hoosiers approve of Holcomb

BRIAN FRANCISCO | The Journal Gazette

More Hoosiers approve of their governor than their legislature and attorney general, according to recent polling.

The Old National Bank/Ball State University 2019 Hoosier Survey found that 50% of respondents approve of Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb, 17% disapprove, and 33% have no opinion or say they have never heard of him.

Holcomb's approval dipped this year from 52% in 2017 and 53% last year.   

The Hoosier Survey found that 45% of respondents approve of the Republican-controlled General Assembly. The legislature's 19% disapproval rating is its lowest such figure since the survey began in 2008, according to Ball State's Bowen Center for Public Policy.

Only 38% of Hoosiers approve of Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill. He is disapproved by 15%, and 47% of respondents have no opinion or have never heard of Hill, the top vote-getter among candidates in Indiana's 2016 general election.

Hill was accused of inappropriately touching a female state lawmaker and three female legislative staffers during a party in March 2018, allegations that he has denied. He was the subject of an Indiana Supreme Court disciplinary hearing in October when the Hoosier Survey was being conducted.

The Hoosier Survey polled 600 adults living in Indiana during October. The poll has a margin of error of 5.2 percentage points.


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