News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.

Greater Akron Chamber


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Ohio




Ohioans like Obama better, and other poll results
Newest Quinnipiac poll includes good news for president in three wing states
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN
This story is part of a special series.


Reporter
Bill Cohen
 
The latest Quinnipiac Poll shows President Obama with a growing lead over Mitt Romney.
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
In May, an independent poll on the presidential race in Ohio showed it was too close to call. But now, those same pollsters have found a surge of support for President Barack Obama. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has the latest numbers.
COHEN on poll results

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:49)


SUMMARY OF OHIO RESULTS FROM THE QUINNIPIAC POLL 

PRESIDENTIAL RACE:

  • Men split with 45 percent for Obama and 42 percent for Romney. Women go Democratic 50 to 35 percent. 
  • White voters tip to Romney 45 - 41 percent. The president wins 92 percent of black voters, with 6 percent undecided and no measurable black support for Romney. 
  • The president leads 85-5 percent among Democrats and 45-36 percent among independent voters, while Republicans back Romney 84-5 percent. 
  • Obama gets a 50-44 percent favorability rating, compared to Romney's negative 32-46 percent favorability score. 
  • Ohio voters give the president a split 48-46 percent job approval rating and say by a tepid 49-46 percent that he deserves to be reelected. 
  • Voters say 47-42 percent, however, that Obama would do a better job on the economy than Romney and say 47-42 percent that the president would be better for their personal economic future. 
  • Voters back Obama's immigration policy 52-38 percent and say 45-38 percent he would do a better job than Romney on immigration.

 

OTHER POLITICS:

Gov. John Kasich gets a slightly negative 40-44 percent job approval rating from Ohio voters, continuing an 18-month run of negative scores with the exception of a tie in March. Women disapprove 46-36 percent while men split 44-43 percent. 

In Ohio's U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown tops State Treasurer Josh Mandel, the Republican challenger, 50-34 percent. 

Listener Comments:

Many polls can't be trusted - the method of selecting people to question, how questions are framed, and who's doing the polling all can influence results.
Rasmussen is pretty reliable - and easy to research results.
People voted for common-sense in 2010, and hopefully by Nov. 2012 people will know how important it is to vote for American, rather than European values.


Posted by: polls can lie on July 15, 2012 11:07AM
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook





Stories with Recent Comments

Ohio's Supreme Court narrowly upholds Ashford Thompson's death sentence
"Justices" William O’Neill, Paul Pfeifer and Judith Lanzinger should all be immediately removed from the court. If they could actually believe that this murde...

Ohio's Sen. Brown is pushing for more assistance for homeless vets
That would be a great program to have for the homeless vets. Many of them are still suffering from PTSD even from the Vietnam war.

Lordstown GM plant plans to install 8,500 solar panels
How much will this solar array cost? How is it being funded, and who is really paying for it? How much real useful electricity will it actually produce in MEh p...

Local Ebola concerns cause officials to pay more attention to West Africa
I have a better idea, let's secure our borders and spend those billions of dollars on our own first.

HUD and Cuyahoga Land Bank extend a housing deal for another year
Need to sale lot, and would like to know how to contact someone to see if they may be interested in the property that sat between two lots. If you can give me...

Akron Beacon Journal details abuse claims against televangelist Angley
In the early 90's I went forth for pray. And the man was anointed by the hand of God. Just a fact I will never forget

Lawmaker questions why a million voters didn't get absentee applications
He's a damn lie! I vote n all elections. I missed 1. Haven't gotten my absentee ballot and their making it hard to get one.

Thirsty Dog Brewery warns it might have to leave Akron
Why is it the city's responsibility to find this guy a location? There are a hundred realestate companies that could help him.

Kent State sends home three after contact with second Ebola-stricken nurse
Why weren't all health workers who were around Duncan quaranteened for 21 days and tested for Ebola? That's a no-brainer. Why was Vinson allowed to travel right...

New book says Willoughby Coal is haunted...and that's good for business
Would love to see a series of books that would just thrill me. I cannot wait to visit some of the locations. And revisit some of the locations I have already vi...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University