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