MUNCIE – As the 2018 midterm elections approach, a majority of Hoosiers approve of the job President Trump is doing, according to preliminary results of the Old National Bank/Ball State University 2018 Hoosier Survey.
In the telephone survey of 604 adult Hoosiers, 53 percent approved of the job Trump is doing as president, compared to only 39 percent who disapproved.
“These survey results add to the evidence that the president’s approval is beginning to rebound, just in time for the midterm elections,” said Chad Kinsella, a political science professor and survey analyst at the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State, which conducts the annual public opinion survey.
“Trump’s approval has rebounded significantly since the 2017 Hoosier Survey, which put him underwater with only 41 percent approval. This is an increase of 12 percentage points in a year.”
The Bowen Center will release additional results in the coming weeks as the data are analyzed, according to a release. Topics include gas and cigarette tax increases, school safety, opioid/drug problems, sports gambling, medical work requirements and legal marijuana.