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a kennedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 03:11 PM
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Obama's image slipping in Ohio, poll shows
By Darrel Rowland

Yesterday the Quinnipiac Poll showed Gov. Ted Strickland's numbers sliding across the board in Ohio.

Today, it's time to tee up President Barack Obama.

For the first time, Ohioans have a negative appraisal of the Democratic president's job performance: 50 percent disapprove, 45 percent approve. Just two months ago he was winning approval by 9 percentage points in the Connecticut university's survey.

Obama's handling of the American economy now gets thumbs down from 53 percent, while 57 percent don't like his handling of health care. And for the first time Ohioans trust congressional Republicans as much on health care as they do Obama.

"The Democratic wave that swept through Ohio in 2006 and 2008 may be cresting. The Democratic lead in the governor's and Senate races has evaporated and for the first time President Barack Obama is under water in the most important swing state in the country," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, in a statement.

"Ohio voters are not happy with the president's handling of health care and the economy. The fact that they now are split whether he or the Republicans in Congress are better able to handle health care should be a very worrisome number at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. since the GOP is still pretty much a four-letter word in most of America."

full article: <http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories... >
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 03:26 PM
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1. S'OK. We're not gonna win Ohio next go-round anyway.
We won because McCain voters stayed home, not because we got a massive turnout.
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budkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 08:57 AM
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9. No, huge turnout is precisely why we won Ohio.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 04:56 PM
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11. That's pretty silly. The '12 election is 3 years away and if the economy is recovering
Obama could easily carry the state.
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natrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 08:45 AM
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18. 10 + % unemployment predicted for years,,peaking at 13
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 03:57 PM
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2. And Ohians have really prospered under Republican administrations and policies
Sorry to say- I've never had much respect for the populace there- and this doesn't increase what little I had. Generally speaking if they choose Republicans then they deserve exactly what they get.
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 11:51 PM
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3. NAFTA hammered Ohio manufacturing.
You know, the trade agreement Clinton signed. People here haven't forgotten that, yet.

Sherrod Brown warned us what would happen under NAFTA, and no one listened.

He was right.

Part of the problem is Gov. Strickland being a DLC guy, he is just too middle of the road when we need strong leadership.

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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 01:21 AM
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7. That's surely true- and I remember thinking just that when Ross Perot brought out his charts
Still though- can Republicans point to ANYTHING positive that they've done for the economy in states like Ohio?

People thinking that they somehow will is just bizarre.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 11:57 PM
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4. Ohio voters should lay off the
limpbaugh, hannity, faux teabag con indoctrination and start thinking for themselves.
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Corey_Baker08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 12:58 AM
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5. My Ohio County is And Always Will Be A Hardcore Republican District!
I am one of few proud Democrats!
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-14-09 10:07 AM
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16. I'm the other one in the next county over.
:hi:
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 10:26 AM
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19. What county? I am in Hamilton n/t
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 01:03 AM
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6.  I"m not at all surprised!
Polls are always the lowest when a President is dealing with something as divisive as Health Care, and with a fucked up economy that was already present when he took the rein.
Talk polls to me in about 2.5 years.......Then I'll respond with possible worry.....
till then.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 01:29 AM
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8. This would be interesting if it acutally showed him slipping against a Republican opponent

Now since Obama of 2008 will not be running against Obama 1012 it is quite irrelevent
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Bleacher Creature Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 03:04 PM
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10. Did I miss a recently rescheduled 11/14/2009 Presidential election?
Edited on Fri Nov-13-09 03:05 PM by Bleacher Creature
If so, President Obama is DOOMED!!
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-14-09 04:14 AM
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14. Actually I bet he would win re-election if it were held today
Candidates always poll worse when they're not actually running against somebody.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 04:57 PM
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12. Considering the unemployment rate a 45% approval rating in Ohio is pretty good
once it starts coming down (and it will) in the next 3 years Obama will recover in Ohio and other states.
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-14-09 04:00 AM
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13. "...since the GOP is still pretty much a four-letter word in most of America."
:rofl:

Ain't that the truth. Fact is, the GOP is a "four-letter word" to the rest of the world, and has been for years.

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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-14-09 09:02 AM
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15. Ohio has always been a f'd up state
All of that "must carry Ohio to be president" BS notwithstanding.
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-14-09 03:18 PM
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17. Obama would be extremely popular is he governed like a progressive instead of a corporatist
People see through the insurance industry giveaway that's the health "reform" plan; they see through his coddling of Wall St.
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 01:32 PM
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20. So, when did we go to 1 year presidential terms?
3 years is a long, long time in politics.
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