EXCLUSIVE WTHR/HPI Poll: Voters split on Indiana’s direction

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Opinions on the current state of Indiana’s affairs are split down party lines according to the WTHR/HPI Indiana Poll.

The poll asked likely voters: "Would you say that things in Indiana are going in the right direction, or have they pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track?"

Overall, 44% of voters said Indiana is headed in the right direction while 45% of voters believed the state has gotten off on the wrong track.

The poll results show 62% of Republicans felt the state was headed in the right direction while 28% felt otherwise. Only 24% of Democratic voters said Indiana was on an upward trajectory while 71% felt the state was on a downswing. Independent voters were split down the middle with 42% reporting a positive outlook and 43% believing Indiana was on the wrong track with 15% undecided.

Marion County residents were more likely to think Indiana was on the wrong path than the surround counties in central Indiana. Men, especially 18 to 54 year olds, had a much higher opinion of Indiana’s state of affairs while women thought less of the state’s direction.

WTHR commissioned the poll with Howey Politics Indiana. The poll surveyed 500 likely voters via landline or cell phone in the state from April 18-21. It has a four-point margin of error.