2009 Indiana Poll Release

A poll conducted at the end of January and released today finds that voters in
every region of the state and across political party lines strongly support a statewide law prohibiting smoking inside all workplaces, including restaurants, bars and casinos.
By a nearly two-to-one-margin (64 percent to 34 percent), Hoosier voters support a law prohibiting smoking “in indoor public places, including workplaces, public buildings, offices, casinos, restaurants and bars.” Nearly half of all voters (49 percent) strongly favor such a law. Support for a smokefree workplace law is up five percentage points from a similar poll conducted at the same time last year. Support for a smokefree law is evident across party lines, with a majority of Republicans (66 percent), independents (59 percent) and Democrats (65 percent) supporting the measure.