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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Quinnipiac University poll shows John Kasich leading by 12 points over Ed FitzGerald in governor's race

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has a 12 percent lead over his challenger Cuyahoga County Exeucitive Ed FitzGerald, according to a poll released by Quinnipiac University.

Ed FitzGerald/John Kasich
The poll suggests that FitzGerald remains mostly unknown and continues to be, according to this and previous polls by the university.

In May, Quinnipiac showed Kasich with a 50-35 percent lead over FitzGerald indicating the challenger has made up a little ground.

The governor also received a 46-30 percent favorability rating and 50-37 percent say he deserves re-election, down from 53-37 percent in May.

The poll indicated 65 percent of Ohio voters don’t know enough about FitzGerald to form an opinion about him.

Collective bargaining for government employees appears to remain an important or somewhat important issue to 80 percent of Ohio voters, the poll said. The issue makes 31 percent of voters less likely to vote for Kasich, with 19 percent more likely and 45 percent who say it will not affect their vote.

Quinnipiac said it conducted the poll from July 24-28 and surveyed 1,366 registered voters by calling landlines and cell phones with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points.

John Arthur Hutchison
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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Ed? Yes......this is the Ohio Dimokratik Party calling, and we have great interest in having you be our sacrificial lamb in 2014, in a year where Dimokratz are going to be walloped by association to you-know-who...........are you interested???? GREAT!!! Wear something conservative, in hopes that it conveys a sensible illusion to our party's reality.

July 31, 2014 at 11:59 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a moderate that tends to be fiscally conservative. I think Kasich has done a nice job of getting Ohio back on track. He hasn't been perfect but he has been pretty darn good overall. I say keep him in office.

August 31, 2014 at 12:20 AM 

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