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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Most Hoosiers think the state is heading in the right direction while the country is on the wrong track.

The WTHR/HPI Indiana Poll shows 27% of Hoosiers think the country is heading in the right direction while 69% think the United States is on the wrong track.

Republicans and independents believe the country is not going in the right direction while Democrats believe the country is on the right path.

Women and minorities have a slightly more positive outlook on the state of the country while white voters and men are more likely to be critical of the country's direction.

Voters have a more positive impression of Indiana's track.

The poll reports 47% think the state is headed in the right direction while 44% think the state is on the wrong track.

The results are slightly more positive than the previous WTHR/HPI Indiana Poll in April. The earlier poll showed 44% right direction versus 45% wrong track.

The change is a net increase of 4% since the April poll.

Republican voters have a more positive view of Indiana's trajectory and Democrats have the opposite viewpoint. Independent voters are split on the state of the state.

WTHR commissioned the poll with Howey Politics Indiana. The Public Opinion Strategies poll surveyed 600 likely voters in the state from September 6-8. It has a four-point margin of error.

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