Ted Strickland Is Vunlnerable
From Mike Memoli’s report on the new Quinnipiac Poll: (The full poll is here.)
Economic woes in the Buckeye State put Gov. Ted Strickland in a vulnerable position for 2010, a new Quinnipiac Poll (1,123 RVs, 11/5-9, +/- 2.9%) finds.
General Election Matchup
Strickland (D) 40 (-6 vs. last poll, 9/15)
Kasich (R) 40 (+4)
Don’t Know 18 (+3)
Other recent Ohio polls have also found this race a dead heat at this early stage. Strickland, who won his 2006 election by more than 20 points and boasted strong poll numbers early in his term, now sees his approval rating at an all time low, 45 percent, with 43 percent disapproving.
Former Rep. John Kasich still is an unknown quantity to nearly 70 percent of voters, the poll finds, but has pulled into a tie with the incumbent after trailing by 30 points in Quinnipiac’s initial matchup in February.
Apparently, if you are Governor and, because of your pathetic leadership unemployment doubles, voters will look for new leadership.
When voters are asked, “Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job rebuilding Ohio’s economy – Ted Strickland or John Kasich?”- They pick Kasich over Strickland (41% to 33%).