Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard is winding down his term in office with an approval rating north of 60-percent, according to a new poll released by the Indy Chamber and MIBOR.

The poll, unveiled last week at the Chamber’s annual Hob Nob event, showed Ballard with a 65-percent approval rating.  The Indianapolis City-County Council only had a 32-percent approval rating,  however only 45-percent thought the city was going in the right direction.

About 35-percent thought crime was the most important issue facing the city, however less than 25-percent thought adding more police officers would solve the crime issue.

The Chamber and MIBOR also polled the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), about 43-percent thought it was bad for Indiana while 40 percent of RFRA supporters thought sexual orientation and gender identity should be included in the state’s civil rights code.

Indy Politics spoke with Mark Fisher of the Chamber about the poll.  You can hear that conversation in the Leon-Tailored Audio above.

A copy of the poll can be found here.

The poll surveyed 401 Marion County residents and had a margin of error  +/-4.9%.