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Poll shows Ohio Sen. Brown leading potential GOP challengers
The Hill ^ | June 1, 2011 | Sean J. Miller

Posted on 06/01/2011 5:59:23 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Brown was thought to be in for a tough reelection race, in part, because his party was decimated in the state last cycle. Democrats lost five House seats, the governor's mansion and failed to pick up the open Senate seat in Ohio last November.

But a new survey by Public Policy Polling showed Brown with a comfortable lead over his potential challengers. Former Secretary of State Ken Blackwell trails Brown by 51-33, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor (R) loses to the Democrat, 50-31 and former State Sen. Kevin Coughlin (R) trails by a similar deficit.

State Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R) trailed by 17 and 18-point margins, although Brown dropped below 50 percent in those potential match ups.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 2012; blackwell; brown; coughlin; jordan; mandel; ohio; senate; taylor

1 posted on 06/01/2011 5:59:26 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Las Vegas Dave; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; justiceseeker93; ExTexasRedhead; ..

Brown may have a comfortable lead, but he’s polling no better than 51% against his lesser-known potential opponents. This is a potential pickup.


2 posted on 06/01/2011 6:01:24 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Not buying it.


3 posted on 06/01/2011 6:02:56 PM PDT by comebacknewt ((on second thought, never mind, go away again Newt))
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To: Clintonfatigued

Sharrod Brown has had all kinds of drug use problems, and he still won . . . typical dummycrat . . . but he won against Mike Dewine, a rip roaring, unrepentant RINO. Lousy choice for all Ohioans.


4 posted on 06/01/2011 6:04:51 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Clintonfatigued

Isn’t PPP Kos’ “poll”?


5 posted on 06/01/2011 6:06:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("...that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,..")
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Isn’t PPP Kos’ “poll”?

Almost correct, but you forgot the union thug element. It is actually the Daily Kos/SEIU PPP poll, and man are they busy. PPP must be the most active polling firm going and they ask and publicize all sorts of poll questions designed to make Republicans look ignorant.

6 posted on 06/01/2011 6:13:38 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Clintonfatigued

Trust me! Brown is going down!


7 posted on 06/01/2011 6:14:25 PM PDT by griswold3 (Character is destiny)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Ohio GOP has a spotty bench. Nobody knows Taylor or the other guy(see whaddeye mean?), but Mandel was a strong campaigner. Jordan, IDK.

Brown has name recognition and incumbency, but he is not especially popular. He has been a career member of the criminal element, and gained the Senate during the Taft-Bush meltdown years.

My gut reaction is that if it's a good year for us generally, he can be taken out. I hope so. Sherrod brown sucks canal water.

8 posted on 06/01/2011 6:16:52 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Clintonfatigued

Let me guess. Public Policy Polling polls 49% rats and 25% republicans.

Is that about right?


9 posted on 06/01/2011 6:20:03 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization that must be outlawed)
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To: randita

The PPP polling firm is not objective. I would regard this as an outlier poll.


10 posted on 06/01/2011 6:39:11 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: Clintonfatigued

This because opponents of ken Blackwell are racists.


11 posted on 06/01/2011 6:59:31 PM PDT by lonestar67 (I remember when unemployment was 4.7 percent)
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To: hinckley buzzard
As a former SE Ohio resident, family and friends seem to have swung back to the dark (left) side of the political spectrum after the legislation curtailing public union power was passed. Is this going to be an issue in Ohio during 2012? If I remember correctly, Kasich barely defeated Strickland the rat in 2010.
12 posted on 06/01/2011 7:10:06 PM PDT by buckalfa (Confused and Bewildered With a Glass Half Empty)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Public Policy Polling, wholly owned and operated by the Democrat Party.


13 posted on 06/01/2011 7:19:34 PM PDT by Wiser now (Liberalism is immaturity, cloaked with the pretense of moral and intellectual superiority.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The Poll that counts is in 18 months. FUD.


14 posted on 06/01/2011 8:42:04 PM PDT by Waywardson (Carry on! Nothing equals the splendor!)
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To: comebacknewt

I’m not either and I’m in Ohio.


15 posted on 06/01/2011 9:49:24 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: buckalfa

No Kasich soundly defeated Stricklandit was not even close.I don’t know who your relatives are but I’m in SE OHio and have heard no one not like what Kasich has done.In fact the unions have been gathering signatures to put it on the ballot and still aren’t 1/2 way there are several months of trying.


16 posted on 06/01/2011 9:52:40 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: buckalfa

Despite what the poster said to you, I’m afraid you’re right. I know of too many people who voted for Kasich who are back to the dark side over SB5. Also, Sherrod Brown knows how to play Ohio voters, despite being an absolutely disgusting human being. I don’t know what that poster was talking about unless he got the governor and senator races confused. Kasich got 49.3% compared to 46.7% for Strickland which wasn’t encouraging considering it was a Republican year and Strickland is a complete dunce. Six months ago, I really thought we’d pick this seat up, but I think it’s doubtful now. My parents, who are active Tea Partiers and went to 9/12, 8/28, and went to Washington to protest Obamacare, are against SB5. They still support Kasich in the big scheme of things, but that tells you what he’s up against.


17 posted on 06/02/2011 12:18:03 AM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Clintonfatigued.


18 posted on 06/02/2011 5:07:20 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; LS

If I were Sherrod Brown, I wouldn’t buy any green bananas for my Senate office based on PPP polls.

I hope that Jim Jordan runs—I think he’d be our strongest candidate and a conservative star in the Senate, and parts of his districts can be used to prop up marginal GOP districts around it.


19 posted on 06/02/2011 6:35:01 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Jordan has no name recognition, and so it is to be expected that he would not be polling very well yet against Sherrod Brown. I think Brown can be whipped. It was only an anti-DeWine sentiment that gave him his seat last time.

As much as I like Ken, I don't think he can win because of his association with Taft.

20 posted on 06/02/2011 6:45:01 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: LS; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj

I like Blackwell too but it would be hard to go with the guy who lost so badly in 2006.


21 posted on 06/02/2011 12:45:16 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Impy; LS

Josh Mandel would be a great candidate. He has an inspiring biography and an ability to win cross-over votes without casting liberal votes.


22 posted on 06/02/2011 1:51:55 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; LS

I agree, I think that Mandel would be good, although I think that Jordan is (i) more experienced and (ii) less likely to go wobbly when he gets to the Senate. And I’ve alwayd liked Ken Blackwell, and think he’d make a terrific Senator, but his huge 2006 defeat is hard to ignore.


23 posted on 06/02/2011 3:15:44 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Another factor to consider is that Ken Blackwell is a little long in the tooth to be a freshman Senator.


24 posted on 06/02/2011 3:18:49 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued

Have to agree with AuH20 here. I think Jim is rock solid, and can be trusted not to RINO-ize.


25 posted on 06/02/2011 3:24:23 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: LS

He really shouldn’t be associated with Taft considering he opposed him more than he supported him, but perception is reality in politics.


26 posted on 06/02/2011 5:54:45 PM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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