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Poll: Obama approval hits record low in Ohio

posted at 12:16 pm on June 26, 2013 by

A few months too late, guys — but better late than never?

President Barack Obama’s job approval in Ohio is a negative 40 – 57 percent, his lowest grade ever in the state and nearly matching a 39 – 57 percent low in Florida in September, 2011, his lowest grade ever in any of the nine states surveyed by Quinnipiac University, according to a poll released today. Ohio independent voters continue to move away from President Obama and now give him a 30-point negative rating, 34 – 64 percent.

The Q-poll also shows the state’s Republican Governor, John Kasich, experiencing a revitalization.  He now enjoys a +22 approval rating at 54/32:

As for Obama, political operative Rick Wilson points out that Quinnipiac’s numbers were gathered before the president announced his new “war on coal” effort, which will disproportionately impact Ohio’s economy.  (By the way, how’s the economy doing?)   It’s almost as if Mitt Romney called it, or something.  Nice work, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia voters.  Obama’s renewed focus on climate change — another very low priority for most Americans — is already causing him headaches with rural Democrats.

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Is it really better late than never? Or did the IRS shenanigans and voter fraud affect the outcome in that state?

Doughboy on June 26, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Note to RINOS: Kasich is pro-life and pro-marriage.

Sorry to burst your bubble…

Eph on June 26, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Buckeyes voted for this crap sandwich of a president, enjoy a big bite!

We rejected a second term for this sideshow barker here in Texas, don’t blame us.

NoDonkey on June 26, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Oh eff them. They let their union goodies get in the way of what’s right for the country. Hope their whole state goes to hell.

nyclakerfan on June 26, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Buckeyes voted for this crap sandwich of a president, enjoy a big bite!

We rejected a second term for this sideshow barker here in Texas, don’t blame us.

NoDonkey on June 26, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Blame the indoctrinated Socialists in Cuyahoga, Lorain and Franklin County. Don’t blame the ordinary, rank-and-file God-fearing people elsewhere around the state. They rejected Obama and took it in the shorts voting for Mitt.

Myron Falwell on June 26, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Note to RINOS: Kasich is pro-life and pro-marriage.

Sorry to burst your bubble…

Eph on June 26, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Kasich also had a major gift handed to him after the state GOPe gutted the vast majority of his Obamacare compliance request.

Myron Falwell on June 26, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Oh eff them. They let their union goodies get in the way of what’s right for the country. Hope their whole state goes to hell.

nyclakerfan on June 26, 2013 at 12:48 PM

I can tell you right now, that unions have had smaller influences than they used to have. Part of that is how well Honda workers are treated compared to the GM workers (who have been “downsized”). The most prevalent unions are public (teachers, etc) rather than private. Ohio is a right to work state, and there are few unions in private companies.

The problem is inner-city, entitlement, low-information voters. We have a lot of conservatives here, but they tend to be located in the more rural areas.

So don’t write off our state yet.

dominigan on June 26, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Blame the indoctrinated Socialists in Cuyahoga, Lorain and Franklin County. Don’t blame the ordinary, rank-and-file God-fearing people elsewhere around the state. They rejected Obama and took it in the shorts voting for Mitt.

Myron Falwell on June 26, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Agreed. I blame the poor candidate pushed on our state. Ohio would have done better with a solid conservative. I know several who stayed home or voted 3rd party because holding their nose still couldn’t block out the stink entirely.

dominigan on June 26, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Ohio polling without polling all Ohio State students TWICE (one time on-campus/in-person and once again via absentee) is not a valid Obama poll.

Under-water polling does not mean Obama would fail to win an Ohio election if it were held today.

Carnac on June 26, 2013 at 2:47 PM

So don’t write off our state yet.

No offense, but that ship has sailed. He’s re-elected, and you did it.

Dirty Creature on June 26, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Oh eff them. They let their union goodies get in the way of what’s right for the country. Hope their whole state goes to hell.

nyclakerfan on June 26, 2013 at 12:48 PM

I can tell you right now, that unions have had smaller influences than they used to have. Part of that is how well Honda workers are treated compared to the GM workers (who have been “downsized”). The most prevalent unions are public (teachers, etc) rather than private. Ohio is a right to work state, and there are few unions in private companies.

The problem is inner-city, entitlement, low-information voters. We have a lot of conservatives here, but they tend to be located in the more rural areas.

So don’t write off our state yet.

dominigan on June 26, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Like a like of us I’ve put off buying a new car until the wheels fell off my 13 old one. I’ve never bought a non “big 3″ made car. This time I didn’t even look at one. If it’s union I’m not buying it. Screw those azzhats that support this regime as they shut down our coal, auto, foundries and the mfg that made this country great. The deserve the layoffs and the poverty their leaders brought on to them.

Bought a Hyundai. Made in Alabama by non union workers. It’s well built and solid and, best of all, made by non-union workers that didn’t sell their kids future down the road.

acyl72 on June 26, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Who cares what the asshat polls at? He’s still doing everything and anything that he wants. There is no one trying to stop him.

johnny reb on June 26, 2013 at 3:35 PM

I’d like to blame it all on voter fraud, (Recall the lady from Cincinnati that voted like 8 times.), but I can’t.

Not long ago one lady gushed at me, “Oh! Obama! He’s done such wonderful things!!!”
It made me sick, OK? Physically, mentally,and spiritually sick. Jeebus, probably molecularly or even quarkily sick.
And there were a lot of signs in yards around here for Obama.

The sad fact is that there are a lot more morons in this country than one would like to admit, let alone people that actually espouse conservative views.

justltl on June 26, 2013 at 4:38 PM

Put in something like “the paucity of” up there. Probably betwixt alone and people.

justltl on June 26, 2013 at 4:42 PM

What difference does it make?

/Hillary

fossten on June 26, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Q-U is well known in the Midwest for the “creative” ways they can massage any poll to make a progressive look good.

What this means is that an accurate poll of Buckeyes would probably rate The One even lower.

Kasich’s numbers are the giveaway. There’s an old saying in politics that all things being equal, one-third of the electorate will hate you no matter what you do for not being “them”, and another third will love you the same way for being “them”. The rest are the third in the middle, who are more interested in what you actually do.

The trick to getting elected, and re-elected, is to appeal to as much of that “middle” third between the two hard cores as you possibly can.

Kasich’s 54% Approve, 32% Disapprove numbers indicate that he’s got most everyone except the really hardcore Dem/progressives on his side. The One’s numbers are unlikely to slip below 32-33%, in Ohio or nationwide, because of the combination of hard-left (“We hate everyone who refuses to become as enlightened as we are and let us rule them!“), and low-attention (“I want more free stuff!“), supporters he attracts. Together, they account for about one-third of the total voter rolls.

Not including dead, dogs, cats, cartoon characters, aliens from the planet Bltzflglp, Elvis, raw unboned frogs in chocolate cream, etc. Hopefully, the SCOTUS decision on the VRA will help us rectify these sorts of problems.

clear ether

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eon on June 26, 2013 at 8:54 PM

With apologies to dominigan, Ohio is NOT a right-to-work state. Neighboring Indiana and Michigan recently passed right-to-work legislation, but Ohio is still fighting over it. With a Republication-controlled House, Senate, and Governorship, one would think they might pull themselves together enough to pass something, but they’re not called the Stupid party for nothing. You’d think Ohio would be embarrassed to be losing jobs to MICHIGAN, of all places, but whatever.

littlemary on June 26, 2013 at 9:08 PM

I still have the sneaking, but powerful, suspicion that my early Ohio vote (conducted on paper in a crowded court house) somehow got “lost” or “invalidated”, if only because Ohio seemed to be overwhelmingly for Romney, and yet somehow he lost the state. So maybe It’s only because of my own paranoia, but from now on, my votes will be cast at a local polling place with ID requirement, signature, and a machine that records said votes in a public place without oh-so-concerned “poll watchers willing to help”.

RebeccaH on June 26, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Terrible candidate did terrible, news at 11. Romney repeatedly brushed off warnings that simply running on “Obama bad, anything else good” was unlikely to work (can’t beat something with nothing). Instead he should have used the success new republican state govts in OH, IN, WI, MI, PA, VA, and IA were having and explain how he and republicans could replicate it nationally. But him and his million dollar wiz kids were too smart for that.

Also those states are the heart of the blue collar working whites, and they don’t like rich folk. Obama test ran his 2012 campaign of cynicism and envy against Kasich in 2010 and almost won for the same reason he did in 2012, Romney and Kasich both massively underperformed in southeast Ohio.

With apologies to dominigan, Ohio is NOT a right-to-work state. Neighboring Indiana and Michigan recently passed right-to-work legislation, but Ohio is still fighting over it. With a Republication-controlled House, Senate, and Governorship, one would think they might pull themselves together enough to pass something, but they’re not called the Stupid party for nothing. You’d think Ohio would be embarrassed to be losing jobs to MICHIGAN, of all places, but whatever.

littlemary on June 26, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Yup, Pennsylvania is going right to work soon as well I believe. I follow state numbers pretty closely and it is amazing how Ohio was beating the national average until Michigan’s went right to work and PA announced it would. Since then job growth has been anemic at best while is jumping upwards in MI and PA.

jarodea on June 26, 2013 at 9:56 PM

With apologies to dominigan, Ohio is NOT a right-to-work state. Neighboring Indiana and Michigan recently passed right-to-work legislation, but Ohio is still fighting over it. With a Republication-controlled House, Senate, and Governorship, one would think they might pull themselves together enough to pass something, but they’re not called the Stupid party for nothing. You’d think Ohio would be embarrassed to be losing jobs to MICHIGAN, of all places, but whatever.

littlemary on June 26, 2013 at 9:08 PM

The GOP in this state became cowardly lions on RTW after the SB5 fiasco in 2011.

I also wonder if Kasich’s approval will remain high after he said we had a religious duty to pass Medicaid expansion.

Bitter Clinger on June 27, 2013 at 8:51 AM