Poll: Obama approval hits record low in Ohio
posted at 12:16 pm on June 26, 2013 by Guy Benson
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.