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.

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Meaden & Moore

Wayside Furniture


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
Government and Politics


Quinnipiac poll shows Gov. Kasich has a strong lead over FitzGerald
Three months out, governor maintains strong lead over Democractic challeneger
by WKSU's ANDY CHOW


Reporter
Andy Chow
 
Gov. John Kasich is leading Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed Fitzgerald by over 10 points in the latest poll.
Courtesy of WKSY FILE PHOTO
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Election Day is a little more than three months away, and a new poll shows Gov. John Kasich holding onto a strong lead over his challenger, Ed FitzGerald. The poll shows that FitzGerald faces an uphill battle on several fronts, and even the bad news for Kasich isn't that bad.

LISTEN: CHOW ON POLL

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:41)


The Democratic Cuyahoga County executive is trailing Kasich by 12 points in the latest Quinnipiac poll. What could be more alarming for FitzGerald is that 65 percent of those polled say they do not know enough about him to even form an opinion.

As Quinnipiac’s Peter Brown explains, Ohio is a state where candidates need television ad time in order to build name recognition and he says, to some degree, time is running out for FitzGerald.

“These numbers are not hugely different from what they were three months ago, the last Quinnipiac poll." Brown says. "The difference is the campaign’s now three months shorter.”

But what about S.B. 5?
Kasich’s approval rating remains high at 55 percent, but one of his most controversial decisions as governor remains a hot topic for many voters. Eighty percent say the fight over the collective bargaining law that Kasich signed in 2011 and was repealed by voters is still important to them. And while 31 percent say the debate over Senate Bill 5 makes them less likely to vote for Kasich, 45 percent say it makes no difference.

“All of those things give one the impression that SB5 would be having a detrimental effect to the governor’s reelection campaign if so that means he really would be amazingly far ahead if that was the case," Brown says. "Or people may say ‘yes it’s important’ but it may not deter them from voting for the governor.”

In general, 60 percent of those polled say they are very or somewhat satisfied with the way things are going in Ohio, which is likely to help Kasich. But Brown says a race is never over with three months left.

“Obviously one would much rather be in Mr. Kasich’s shoes than Mr. FitzGerald but three months is a long time in politics," Brown says. "Three months is a long time in anything and in politics, it’s an especially long time.”

And 13 percent of the poll’s respondents say they are undecided on who they will choose for governor this fall.

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

Western Stark Free Clinic is set to close but to continue its role
WHAT OTHER DENTAL CLINICS AND MEDICAL CLINICS ARE IN THE CANTON AND MASSILLON, OHIO AREAS?

Three exonerated of murder convictions from 18 years ago
Thanks heavens that none of them have been condemned to death. This alons should convince the USA to join the civilized world by abolishing the death penalty. E...

Kombucha: a sweet business brewed with fermented tea
Stevia is not an artificial sweetener. It is a plant. I have one growing in my sunroom. The leaves are dried and added to teas. It's harvested commercially and...

Bringing back ballet in Cleveland
I do think Ballet in Cleveland is doing good things, but the fact that director says "When we have flourishing companies like the New York City Ballet and the A...

Report confirms some Vietnam veterans may have been exposed to Agent Orange
was in nam 1969 exposed va stated lost medical records was in lawsuit from 197? till settled 0 $ 2010 ? said all nam vets will get back disability till 198? jus...

Mentorship grant program redefines "faith-based" provision
Can't anyone have values, beliefs, and morals anymore? How is it anymore unconstitutional for a school partner with a "faith-based" organization than any other ...

Exploradio: The challenge of finding a healthy balance with technology
Thank you, Jeff, for another well done Exploradio. I always learn something interesting about what is happening in NE Ohio.

Northeast Ohio's transgender community rallies around restroom issue
A good first step would be for Cleveland to require restaurants to have a public restroom. Cleveland is the only city I've ever been in where restaurants somet...

Vapor shops say tobacco tax hikes could hit them hard
Maybe you should be DOING a study, since every time you've tried to villianize them all that's happened was the opposite. I'm not a fan of alcohol that's flavor...

Copyright © 2015 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