An informal survey of nearly 750 Indy Politics readers gives Governor Eric Holcomb mixed marks so far for his handling of the COVID-19 public health crisis.
Nearly 33 percent rated the Holcomb’s handing as either good or excellent. Twenty-eight percent rated him as satisfactory while 32 percent said it was poor.
However, when it came to the President’s handling of COVID-19, nearly 41 percent of those who responded rated his performance as poor and 32 percent rated it as excellent or good.
Support for the state’s efforts dealing with COVID-19 was also somewhat split. with 47 percent saying they either strongly or somewhat agree with what the administration is doing, while 41 percent said they either strongly or somewhat disagreed.
Here are some other highlights from the informal survey…
- 41 percent said they were worried about contracting COVID-19.
- 62 percent said they were worried about someone they know catching COVID-19.
- 75 percent said they knew someone who may have contracted COVID-19.
- 77 percent said they knew someone who lost their job due or was temporarily laid off due to COVOID-19.
- 80 percent said they wear a mask in public if they can’t social distance
- 55 percent rated the local media coverage of COVID-19 as excellent or good.
- 42 percent thought schools should open next month, while 40 percent thought schools should open with options for parents such as e-learning.
We plan to do a more formal, scientific survey later this year.
The survey was made possible with support from IPS Schools, the Institute for Quality Education, and Hirons Communications.