Indiana Focus Group

Publication date: February 6th, 2024

Top Takeaways

  1. Participants are concerned about crime being driven by bad public policy. This concern leads participants to support various reforms to hold local prosecutors accountable when they repeatedly refuse to prosecute crimes. 
  2. Medicaid is a well-known program; however, its problems and Medicaid expansion specifically are less well understood. Voters, when educated on the program’s problems, especially as they relate to expansion, are open to meaningful reforms. 
  3. Participants want to keep Indiana’s elections secure, and they support measures currently underway to enhance the integrity of the state’s elections. 
  4.  Regulations and legislative oversight of the bureaucracy are not attractive issues to voters. Efforts to require legislative approval of costly regulations should be discussed as transparency, rather than oversight.