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Governor Daniels And Republicans Getting A Thumbs Down In New Poll

A new poll released by WISH-TV in Indianapolis is getting quite a bit of airplay in the area by pointing up some facts that Indiana's big government Republicans should take to heart. It shows a decided lack of confidence in the current administration in the capitol and in Governor Mitch Daniels in particular.
It seems that "Their man Mitch" currently enjoys a 38% approval rating from Hoosiers and they have little faith in his ability to fix some of his most current issues, like the BMV debacle.

The poll also shows a lack of confidence in the Republican legislators with a majority of people polled looking to elect more Democrats than Republicans. While pollsters forgot that the Libertarian party is running outstanding candidates in many races in the state, and thereby skewed the results somewhat in favour of the dominant party parties the data is fairly clear about what we may expect this election cycle. Fewer big government Republicans re-elected to office and more big government Democrats elected in their stead.

Governor Daniels and his Republican majority should pay heed to this poll and act accordingly. Start truly reducing size of government, reduce spending across the board, reduce and eliminate taxes and State interference in local issues, work to eliminate property taxes and eliminate the current educational system which has become a national embarrassment to Indiana. The legislature needs to focus on the real business of the people and not pander to issues such as prayer before meetings, gay marriage and other irrelevant issues.

Indiana needs serious legislators who will tackle eminent domain, property rights, self determination, taxation, education and substantive support for our small business community. The big government Republicans currently in office at all levels have shown zero inclination to tackle issues that are relevant to Hoosier voters, as this poll shows. The Democratic candidates are unlikely to be much better, if and when they replace the current regime. Fortunately, Indiana voters have a real choice in some races this cycle and will have even more in the next cycle as voter dissatisfaction continues to mount.

Neither the Democrats, nor the Republicans have what it takes to turn things around in Indiana and this poll shows that the people of the Hoosier state are cognizant of that fact. November 3rd is likely to be a wakeup call for a lot people currently in office. Indiana's Libertarians are looking forward to dialing that number for them.

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