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Algorem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 07:08 AM
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Voters tired of GOP, want change
http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/ba...

Poll shows Ohio scandals, economy fuel frustration

Thursday, April 06, 2006
Sandy Theis
Plain Dealer Bureau Chief

Columbus- Weary from a string of scandals and bad economic news, a majority of likely voters want Democrats to retake control of Ohio government, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

Republican fatigue is particularly evident among the Democrats surveyed. But 62 percent of the important swing voters said they'd like to end the GOP dominance that began 15 years ago, according to a telephone poll of likely primary voters conducted by the University of Akron's Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics.

"If the desire for change is strong enough, it could affect Republicans up and down the ticket," Bliss Institute Director John Green told a news conference.


The poll showed that 59 percent of respondents prefer a Democratic comeback, 33.6 percent want Republicans to retain control of the Ohio Statehouse and 7.4 percent are undecided...

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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 07:14 AM
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1. this is good news when the swing voters on leaning toward Dems.
But 62 percent of the important swing voters said they'd like to end the GOP dominance that began 15 years ago, according to a telephone poll of likely primary voters conducted by the University of Akron's Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 07:15 AM
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2. but of course a terror alert of OBL video would swing em back the day
of the election!
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neoblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 10:01 AM
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6. presuming their votes don't get swayed... electronically. nt.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 08:17 AM
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3. good news, I think that Ohio is a harbinger of trends to emerge
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 08:23 AM
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4. well hmmmf.... I'd be tired too if I saw the statute of liberty smok'n.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 09:20 AM
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5. Candidate for this month's "You Call This NEWS?" award
WEARY from a "string of scandals and bad economic news?" How about FED UP with "a culture of corruption and incompetence?"

:eyes:
rocknation
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