Participants in our latest Indy Politics informal survey this week were split on how well President Donald Trump was doing regarding his first six months in office, but they gave high marks to Governor Eric Holcomb. 

In addition, a third thought someone other than Congressmen Todd Rokita and Luke Messer would be a stronger challenger against Joe Donnelly in next year’s U.S. Senate race.

More than 1220 readers responded to the Indy Politics Political Pulse (made possible in part with underwriting from Winner’s Circle, the Institute for Quality Education and Indianapolis Public Schools)

Here are some of the highlights…

  • Slightly more than half the respondents gave President Donald Trump’s performance a “D” or “F”. Eight percent gave him an “A”, 15 percent gave him a “B” and 10 percent gave him a “C”.
  • Nearly 60 percent gave Governor Eric Holcomb’s performance a grade of “B” or better.
  • 43 percent thought the increase in the gas tax was needed for the state’s infrastructure, while 37 percent said they didn’t like the tax increase but could live with it.
  • Nearly 87 percent supported cold beer sales at convenience and grocery stores as well as Sunday alcohol sales.
  • Nearly 20 percent thought Todd Rokita was the best Republican to take on Joe Donnelly next year, 17 percent said Luke Messer.  Nearly 32 percent said they prefer another candidate.
  • 60 percent think marijuana should be legalized.

You can view the full details here, as well as comments made by the participants.  We will do another informal survey in the Fall.