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President Trump Approval Under Water in Indiana; Retains Strong Support Among GOP

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MUNCIE, Indiana – After carrying Indiana by 19 percentage points in the 2016 presidential election, President Trump now has greater disapproval than approval among Hoosier citizens, according to the results of the Old National Bank/Ball State University 2017 Hoosier Survey. In the telephone survey of 600 adult Hoosiers, only 41 percent of those responding approved…
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Indiana Emergency Managers and the Incident Command System

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By: Sean Hildebrand Ball State University After the September 11 attacks on New York City and Washington DC, the federal government became more proactive in the fields of homeland security and emergency management. Several new requirements of local governments were established, including the National Incident Management System (NIMS). An important part of this system is…
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2016 Hoosier Priorities For The General Assembly

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Dr. Joseph Losco, Director Ball State University Despite an improvement in the state’s economy, the number of Hoosiers citing job creation as the number one priority for the Indiana General Assembly ticked up four percentage points over last year.  Reducing crime (67%) and improving public schools (66%) followed in second and third places respectively with…
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Portrait of Millennial Hoosiers in the 2016 Election

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Dr. Joseph Losco, Director Ball State University Hoosiers between the ages of 18 and 29 (generally described as Millennials) make up about one-fifth of the state’s population.  In 2008, they helped propel Barack Obama to victory in a state that seldom turns blue fueled by a turnout rate of 48%. Youth enthusiasm sagged in 2012 dipping…
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Hoosier Survey: Trump leads in Indiana, Pence helps

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indiana is a Red state. It almost always votes for the Republican in Presidential races. It should come as no surprise that Donald Trump has a lead here but it’s a close race. The WISH-TV/Ball State Hoosier Survey shows Trump with a 6 point lead over Hillary Clinton in Indiana, 43 percent…
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WISH-TV/Ball State Hoosier Survey: Gregg leads race for governor

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Republicans have controlled the governor’s office for the last 12 years but the WISH-TV/Ball State Hoosier Survey shows Democrat John Gregg with a lead in the 2016 race for governor. The Hoosier Survey pegs the race at 48 percent for Gregg and 43 percent for Eric Holcomb. “Gregg is in pretty good position,”…
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Evan Bayh Leads in U.S. Senate Race

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WISH-TV and the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University released results from the 2016 WISH-TV/Ball State Hoosier Survey. The poll results find Democrat Evan Bayh leading Republican Todd Young in the race for U.S. Senate. With the election less than a month away, the poll shows Bayh with a 6-point lead over Young. The WISH-TV/Ball State…
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Brexit’s Generational Divide has Counterpart in Indiana

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Dr. Joseph Losco, Director Ball State University One of the clear findings from exit polls in Britain’s recent referendum to exit the European Union is the division of opinion between young and old. The YouGov poll taken just before the vote showed that only about 19% of people between the ages of 18 and 24 supported…
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