Skip to comments.Latest OH absentee #s (VERY nice)
Posted on 10/07/2012 5:16:18 PM PDT by LS
Astabula: R down .5% from 08
Athens: was 4.3:1 D in 08, now just over 2:1
Auglaize: Rs up 2.5% over 08 (small numbers, total requests down, Rs over ½ way to entire 08 total)
Brown: Rs up 1.4% over 08 (all ballot requests down)
Carrol: Rs down 2% (small numbers 2111 total)
Champaign: big change---in 08 Rs won by 170 votes, now up almost 4:1
Clark: important county, in 08 Ds almost 2:1, now Rs have a 1000 vote advantage (about 3:2 lead) Total turnaround.
Clinton: 08, was a R 25% lead, now R 40% lead
Columbiana: 08, Ds won by 9%, now Rs up 8%
Coshocton: Rs up 4% over 08
Crawford: Ds won by 5% in 08, now trail by almost 12%; GOP already 3/5s of all 2008 absentee total in by 10/6
Cuyahoga: this is the big kahuna. Dems won by 36.6% in 08 absentees. This time, the difference is just under 6%!! Rs are already 9,000 absentee votes over 08 total!
*In the general election, ceteris paribus, this translates to a 60,000-70,000 D decline in this county alone!
Defiance, Rs 1.6% over 08
Erie: Another big D county. Margin of victory in absentees in 08 was 24%, today only 8%! Ds are 3700 short of 08 total, Rs just 790.
Fayette: Rs increased lead by 7% over 08
Franklin: Ds took this county by 21 points, and went into general with 3% lead in absentees. Today, they have a 5,500 vote deficit! A 7% net swing from 08.
Greene: Near Dayton, was a 4.2% D win in 08, now is more than 2:1 R for a 22 point swing.
Hamilton: (Cincinnati) Rs had a 3:2 lead in absentees in 08, today have a 2:1 lead
Jefferson, Ds had a 34/19 lead in 08, now lead 42/21
Lake: another important northern county, Rs have increased their % of total absentees from 5.7 to 6.3%
Licking: big swing from 34-34% of total absentees in 08 to 35-20 R advantage)
Lucas: Dems won by 25,000 votes in 08, now up only 6,000. 13 point swing in Rs favor
Mercer: Rs increase lead from 32-28 to 38-25%
Montgomery: big south-center D-heavy county. In 08 Ds had a 3:1 advantage in absentees. Today, 12,100 to 10,300, a rather massive decline. Rs within 1000 votes of already reaching 08 totals!
Muskingum: slight 1% D advantage in 08 to massive loss, more than 2:1 now.
Paulding: very small total numbers but a bellweather in that Bush won it and McCain lost it: Rs ahead in 08 absentees 33-17, today, 35-14.
Pickaway: 08 Ds had 1000 more absentees than Rs (12-point gap); today, Rs ahead by 600 votes and 14-point lead.
Portage: another 4% R increase over 08
Richland: Ds held a 400 vote edge in 08, now trail very slightly.
Ross: Ds had 17 point advantage in 08, now Rs have a 5-point advantage.
Seneca: Ds had very slight advantage in 08, Rs now have 3:2 advantage. Starke: Ds had an 8000 vote lead in 08 (44-27), now, 40-33 for a 10 point swing.
Summit: HUGE dropoff for Ds, from 43,500 ballots in 08 to 13,000. They lead this blue county, but the swing is from 47-14 to 25-18
Tuscarawas: Ds had more than 2:1 advantage in 08, now trail by 250 votes for a 25 point swing
Union: Rs had narrow 7% margin in 08, now have a 32-9% lead
Warren: important red county, no 08 data but Rs leading 4:1. McCain won, but by nowhere near this margin.
Wayne: Went D in 08 by 10%, now Rs hold a 12-point edge
Wood: Ds had a 1500 vote lead in 08 (10%) now Rs have a 100 vote lead. Big swing.
After seeing so much manipulation in polling this election, any poll showing Obama at or below 50% puts that state up for grabs. The problem with the those states is that the past few elections have them trending as safe dem this election. That means very few polls conducted.
Thanks for the update LS!
PPP Polling just tweeted
A couple more Romney voters in Fresno and California could be in play.
How can the polling organizations continue to project a close vote in Ohio when the actual ballot-request numbers continue to be so substantially in the Republicans’ favor compared to 2008?
It would be in the Democrats’ interest for the Romney Team to assume that Cuyahoga County, for example, was so solidly Democratic there was no reason for them to spend money on advertising there. But the ballot-request figures now prove otherwise. So the Romney people will now be able to devise a better strategy for directing their funds in Ohio for maximum effect.
Closing the gap?? The Rs have extended their leads in most cases, held solid at a six point gain in the biggest D county, and grabbed an absolute lead in Franklin.
Rasmussen has Romney up by 2 in Virginia..I wouldnt trust anything from PPP
You forgot the d. PPP(D)
I just peed on PPP Polling
PPP the dem
A discredited push poll entity !
“PPP Polling just tweeted
PPP is trying their best to keep the troops from becoming too disspirited—these things can snowball into an inevitability in the public’s eye (which is what PPP and other leftists were trying to do for Barry before the debate—making the polling look like it was all over for Romney).
Are these comparisons being made at the number of days before the elections? Is it possible that the numbers were similar at the same point in time in 08 and that the dems killed it close to the election?
Any data on butler?
I feel that won it for bush in 2004.
Ryan went to miami which will help too.
Looks to me like things are reverting to 2004 breakdowns after the McCain/financial debacle.
Trend in that poll is toward Romney from their earlier ones despite being from PPP at least.
Check the link
I expect Romney to do much better in the Philly suburbs than McCain did in ‘08 or Bush did in ‘04. He will also do a little better in Philly itself. The rural normally Republican counties will see higher turnout. Romney will win the election because of higher turnout with better margins in coal producing counties. Obama wants those people out of the coal business. Bush lost by about 144,000 votes (51-49)in ‘04. Demographics have not helped Romney since ‘04, but I still expect him to win because Pa and the country are in trouble, and Romney is projecting confidence and hope. I may be wrong but have a deep hunch I am dead on. We will see.
Are people LEAVING Ohio, dying or what?
Butler is solid Rep. Only some dem pockets in Hamilton and Middletown.