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 of the job he is doing as president, compared to 45 percent who disapproved.
“These survey results add to the evidence that the President’s approval has slipped a great deal since January,” said Chad Kinsella, Assistant Professor of Political Science and survey analyst at the Bowen Center for Public Affairs, which conducts the annual public opinion survey. “Recently reported polling by Morning Consult indicated that his net approval in Indiana had slipped from +22 in January to only +5 in September. These results from October put his approval underwater in the state with -5 approval.” But the survey is not all bad news for President Trump said Kinsella. “He still has great support among his base, with 77 percent approval among Republicans.”