Democrats Moving On Up in Ohio

So sayeth Quinnipiac:

Democrats are having a mini-surge in Ohio as two possible candidates for the open U.S. Senate seat have come from behind to pass the Republican contender, and Gov. Ted Strickland remains ahead of Republican challenger John Kasich, 43 - 38 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

And President Barack Obama's job approval is up from a negative 44 - 52 percent February 23 to an almost even 47 - 48 percent today, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe- ack) University poll finds.

In the Senate race, Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher leads Republican Rob Portman 41 - 37 percent, reversing a 40 - 37 percent Portman lead February 24. Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner edges Portman 38 - 37 percent, reversing a 40 - 35 percent Republican lead.

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Strickland's reelection lead matches his 44 - 39 percent lead February 23. The Governor's 49 - 40 percent job approval and his 46 - 35 percent favorability rating both are statistically the same as his scores in February. There is no gender gap in the Governor's race with 44 percent of men and 42 percent of women backing Strickland.

There are still a large number of undecideds in this survey, and the Democrats are far from a lock from holding on to the state's Governorship or picking up the Senate seat being vacated by the retiring George Voinovich. That said, it's hard to spin this one as bad news for the Democrats, or good news for the Republicans, for that matter -- especially with the well-known GOP candidates failing to even crack the 40 percent mark. So much for the notion that the Democrats are dead in the water ahead of November...

Tags: OH-Sen, Senate 2010, OH-GOV, Governor 2010, Ohio (all tags)

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5 Comments

oil?

Too bad there's none offshre there to bump... but se coal is at work...


I am impressed by Jennifer Brunner fighting her way back into the Senate primary. Massive number of undecideds. I think she could win it.

by Jerome Armstrong 2010-03-31 11:49AM | 1 recs
RE: oil?

Unfortunately, if she wins it she will be at a 100-1 cash on hand disadvantage going into the general. I fear we are going to blow this opportunity.

If we could win OH-Sen and NH-Sen, we have a decent shot of holding 55 seats. I think we need to have that many going into the 2012 cycle, or else the GOP will be heavily favored to win back the Senate.

by desmoinesdem 2010-03-31 12:43PM | 0 recs
The people of Ohio

are good working-class folk.  Its a great state, and people like Sherrod Brown have done a lot for it.  I would love to see a democrat pick up Voinovich's seat.

 

 

by Chuckie Corra 2010-03-31 11:58AM | 1 recs
Re: Brown and HIR in Ohio

HIR and Strickland coming from Southeast Ohio should help Brunner and Lee Fisher defeat Portman.

It seems as though the Bush appointees have still political baggage from the previous administration and Akron, Ohio has appeared to be the lock for the Dems in this state

Want to see a Columbus Dispatch poll, which polls correctly in most Ohio statewide offices to confirm this.

by olawakandi 2010-03-31 01:53PM | 0 recs
Re: Brown and HIR in Ohio

HIR and Strickland coming from Southeast Ohio should help Brunner and Lee Fisher defeat Portman.

It seems as though the Bush appointees have still political baggage from the previous administration and Akron, Ohio has appeared to be the lock for the Dems in this state

Want to see a Columbus Dispatch poll, which polls correctly in most Ohio statewide offices to confirm this.

by olawakandi 2010-03-31 01:53PM | 0 recs

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