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Obama's approval rating falls significantly in Ohio (62% in May down to 49%)
Ohio Plain Dealer ^ | July 8, 2009 | by Mark Naymik

Posted on 07/08/2009 9:12:25 AM PDT by MaestroLC

Democrats, who dominated the 2006 and 2008 elections, are losing their edge in Ohio, a new poll shows.

President Barack Obama's approval rating in the Buckeye State - one of the key bellwethers for national politics - dropped to 49 percent, the lowest of any swing state, according to a poll released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn.

Obama, who lost Ohio's Democratic primary to Hillary Rodham Clinton but topped Republican John McCain in November's general election, earned a 62 percent approval rating in the university's May survey.

(Excerpt) Read more at cleveland.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: approval; falls; obama; oh2009; ohio
How's that hope and change going? Let's see after six months:

Rasmussen has Obama's Approval Index rating at -5 today, lowest ever. Gallop has Obama down, Dems seen as 'too liberal.' My guess is that other individual state polls, such as Indiana and Pennsylvania, will slip down as well in a domino effect.

One thing is clear: Americans now see this as Obama's economy. Porkulus is seen as a failure. And once the unemployment figures rise to double digits, he will start losing nationally in his personal approvals.

1 posted on 07/08/2009 9:12:25 AM PDT by MaestroLC
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To: MaestroLC

Why is it so high?
I guess 49% of Ohio don’t follow the news.


2 posted on 07/08/2009 9:13:33 AM PDT by counterpunch (In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.)
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To: MaestroLC

Meanwhile in Pennsylvania, union coal miners and their cowardly thug handlers, remain ecstatic that their Zero is going to continue his attacks the coal industry....


3 posted on 07/08/2009 9:14:41 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: MaestroLC

Starting to look more and more like Salvador Allende's failure.


4 posted on 07/08/2009 9:15:45 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: MaestroLC

They should have known better. Didn’t Ohio go for the Kenyan resident alien in the first place?


5 posted on 07/08/2009 9:16:00 AM PDT by Commander X (Liberalism: Spurring the decay of the USA)
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To: MaestroLC

49% of Ohio residents have no clue (yet) what is going on.

Wait until the democrat party created unemployment reaches 20% in Ohio. Then you will see massive buyers remorse for electing these lunatics.


6 posted on 07/08/2009 9:16:19 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: counterpunch

They don’t. They are watching dancing with the stars and MJ.


7 posted on 07/08/2009 9:19:42 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: MaestroLC
It's great news but I'm a pessimist. As soon as election time rolls around these people will revert to form just like the voters in NJ, NY and CT and pull the lever for Hussain or whichever of his toadys is running for congress.

Congressional term limits are our only hope. Congresscritters will be more likely to vote their constituents wishes than depending on Pelosi's goodwill to secure plum committee assignments or campaign funds.

8 posted on 07/08/2009 9:19:54 AM PDT by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
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To: FormerACLUmember

Did Portman make a decision yet as to whether or not he was running against Strickland in 2010?

Also, I heard Brunner was challenging Voinovich for his Senate seat.


9 posted on 07/08/2009 9:21:34 AM PDT by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: MaestroLC

The most positive thing I’m noticing is that the refrain: “Bush’s Fault” is starting to fade out. I figure by the end of the year, blaming Bush for inherited problems isn’t going to fly even with the sheeple.


10 posted on 07/08/2009 9:21:54 AM PDT by brownsfan (The public schools and the SRM, they are killing us.)
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To: parksstp

I am not that up on Ohio politics.


11 posted on 07/08/2009 9:24:22 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
Congressional term limits are our only hope. Congresscritters will be more likely to vote their constituents wishes than depending on Pelosi's goodwill to secure plum committee assignments or campaign funds.

8 years for the House, 12 years for the Senate.

Polling data indicates MASSIVE support for Congressional term limits. It would be a brilliant centerpiece for a Contract With America 2010, leading a sweeping Republican Congressional victory.

But the Stupid Party is, well, stupid.

12 posted on 07/08/2009 9:28:11 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: MaestroLC

b...b....bbb....but, when he told that plumber in Toledo that he was going to “spread the wealth around”, we thought he meant TO US!


13 posted on 07/08/2009 9:30:36 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Commander X

Well, in fairness to Ohio when your former GOP governor is single digit approved Taft and we reflect on DeWine betraying conservatives over judges, Voinovich crying on the Senate floor and an in state scandel among their elected GOP representatives they were ripe for “change”. That isn’t even getting into GWB’s policies the last few years.

I never saw their shift as ideological but motivated by the GOP party itself being corrupt and stupid. Fix those two things and with Dems working so hard to alienate average Americans and it can easily shift back.


14 posted on 07/08/2009 9:31:11 AM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: MaestroLC

Obama couldn’t bus people in to take the poll.


15 posted on 07/08/2009 9:31:25 AM PDT by FTJM
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

“As soon as election time rolls around these people will revert to form just like the voters in NJ, NY and CT and pull the lever for Hussain or whichever of his toadys is running for congress.”

I disagree, people will vote with their wallets in 2010, and if things get as bad as many say they will then the dems are in deep doo doo. Remember, Peter Fitzgerald (R Illinois) was elected to the US Senate in 1998, he beat Carol Moseley-Braun, and Fitzgerald is/was very conservative.


16 posted on 07/08/2009 9:36:02 AM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GM)
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To: moose2004

The problem is acorn. Obama thinks he is King and steal the election.


17 posted on 07/08/2009 9:38:17 AM PDT by ground_fog
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To: MaestroLC
49% of these people are far, far too stupid to live.

I am shocked that they are able to inhale and exhale continuously in the correct order all by themselves without a Department of Breathing to coordinate their actions.

18 posted on 07/08/2009 9:39:16 AM PDT by Costumed Vigilante (Congress: When a handful of evil morons just isn't enough)
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To: MaestroLC

Just wait until the cap and trade debacle kicks in.


19 posted on 07/08/2009 9:40:59 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (Forget going Galt. Its time to go Braveheart.)
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To: parksstp

Any polling on Rep Kaptur who voted for cap and trade in exchange for beaucoup fed renewable energy $$?


20 posted on 07/08/2009 9:41:12 AM PDT by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: MaestroLC

In six months time President Mau Mau will look back at today’s approval rating as “the good old days”.

He is accomplishing the impossible.

Making Jimmy Carter look good by comparison.


21 posted on 07/08/2009 9:42:50 AM PDT by Yankee
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To: ground_fog

ACORN is a problem, but now at least they know they are being looked at more closely and have been charged with wrong doing. This wasn’t happening the last go around.


22 posted on 07/08/2009 9:51:11 AM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: MaestroLC

Makes sense, tens of thousands of jobs have been lost in manufacturing since Obama has taken office and he hasn’t delivered. Not only are the people who held those jobs affected, large and small retailers who are dependent on those people to buy their goods are feeling the strain to. A depressed manufacturing sector hurts all sectors of the economy.


23 posted on 07/08/2009 9:56:52 AM PDT by RebelYell1990
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To: FormerACLUmember

The Schutzstaffel liberal media will have everyone back IN ORDER anytime they want! The sheeple are just that.


24 posted on 07/08/2009 10:07:41 AM PDT by Huebolt (John Galt does not subscribe to CABLE !)
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To: dandiegirl

Doesn’t matter who’s looking at them! ACORN has been given unprecedented power and money by this administration and whatever they do is going to be just A-OK with the media and lawmakers.


25 posted on 07/08/2009 10:17:13 AM PDT by PleaDeal (Palin in '12! Built Ford tough not Obama weak.)
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To: MaestroLC
One thing is clear: Americans now see this as Obama's economy. Porkulus is seen as a failure. And once the unemployment figures rise to double digits, he will start losing nationally in his personal approvals.

Obama is America's first black President and is tragically working on being the last. America will not elect another Avenger-In-Chief.

26 posted on 07/08/2009 10:30:37 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: All
Just to reinforce my initial points:

Virginia Souring On Obama, Too

Wednesday, July 8th at 12:50PM EDT -- A new Public Policy Polling survey looking at how likely voters for this fall’s election view Barack Obama finds his approval rating at just 48%, with 46% disapproving.

27 posted on 07/08/2009 10:33:25 AM PDT by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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To: FormerACLUmember
I'd like to see the number of terms limited to 1 term and no elected official being able to hold more than 1 public position at the same time. Power corrupts. Starve the special interests.
28 posted on 07/08/2009 10:34:54 AM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: MaestroLC
And it will keep falling.

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29 posted on 07/08/2009 10:46:51 AM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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U.S. President Barack Obama attends a meeting with the Parallel
Civil Society in Moscow, July 7, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young


30 posted on 07/08/2009 11:35:28 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wow — an Urkel face that doesn’t even require photoshopping!


31 posted on 07/08/2009 11:38:25 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: parksstp

Kasich is running against Strickland. Portman is running for the open senate seat because Voinovich is retiring.


32 posted on 07/08/2009 12:01:33 PM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
Congressional term limits are our only hope.

Hanging EVERY Demo and Repub is our only hope. We won't hang them until after we find every one of them guilty for TREASON. I wouldn't want you to think I'm an extremist.

33 posted on 07/08/2009 6:41:46 PM PDT by BILL_C (Those who don't understand the lessons of history will repeat, repeat and repeat.)
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To: MaestroLC

Pity the voters of OH. They always seem to have a bad economy, and the people they elect never improve things.


34 posted on 07/08/2009 9:07:07 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: conservativebuckeye

Are Kasich and Portman tough enough for OH? I think they will be too timid and will fold Gingrich-like in the face of the Demos.


35 posted on 07/08/2009 9:08:29 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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