Like they said, “As Ohio goes, so goes the nation.” Hey, that’s good. Maybe I should name my blog after it or something.
They say this because Ohio is America’s Hearland; it’s middle-of-the-road; it has a great election record. (Only once since World War II has Ohio voted for a losing Presidential candidate.)
So if the next Presidential election were held today, President Obama would be sitting pretty. A new poll of registered voters shows him building a lead over his potential Republican challengers.
Wednesday, Public Policy Polling released poll results showing that as Ohioans sour on Governor Kasich, they are upping support for Senator Sherrod Brown‘s reelection. Along with Sen. Brown’s numbers go President Obama’s.
According to Talking Points Memo, in December, Pres. Obama led four Republican challengers by 1-7 points; now, he leads all by at least 6. In December, about seven in ten Democrats approved of Pres. Obama’s job performance; now, that number is 84%.
Please click on over to TPM to see the poll results.
- Poll: Ohioans give Obama thumbs up (dispatch.com)
- Ohioans Having Incredible Buyers Remorse Over Gov. Kasich (tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com)
- OH-Sen: Newest PPP poll shows big improvement for Sherrod Brown (D) (dailykos.com)
- Democrats Eye Strickland for DNC Chairman (politicalwire.com)
- “Poll: Ohio Voters Reject Gov. Kasich” and related posts (aflcio.org)
- Dems look at Strickland for DNC job (politico.com)
- Backlash (skydancingblog.com)
- Ohio: We’re All In This Together (talkingunion.wordpress.com)
- You: How Ohio’s Budget Battle Could Decide Who Wins the White House (newsweek.com)