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OH: 2010 Gov (Quinnipiac 11/5-9)


Quinnipiac
11/5-9/09; 1,123 registered voters, 2.9% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Quinnipiac release)

Ohio

2010 Governor
Strickland 40%, Kasich 40% (chart)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Ted Strickland: 38 / 37 (chart)
John Kasich: 23 / 7

Job Approval / Disapproval
Gov. Strickland: 45 / 43 (chart)
Sen. Voinovich: 47 / 36 (chart)
Sen. Brown: 46 / 31 (chart)

 

Comments
LordMike:

Actually, pretty good for Strickland, all things considered... He's doing better than most of the other incumbent governors...

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Stillow:

Heheheheh....tied for re-election, but its good news....okie dokie.

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LordMike:

Compare these numbers to other incumbents, Stillow, and you will find the Strickland is in the top third of both GOP and Dem gov's for re-election.

Consdiering how bad things are in Ohio, for Strickland to be doing as well as he is is quite a pleasant surprise... He should be doing much worse...

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Stillow:

There are plenty of popular governors around the country....the ones in trouble are the crappy ones.

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LordMike:

Really... name one in a swing state? It ain't Pawlenty, that's for sure... Ohio has been hit hard by the economy... You can pick someone like Hoeven in S. Dakota where the unemployment rate is under 5%, of course he's popular.... big deal... When things are good, it's easy to be popular in an ideologically similar state.

Hey, even your guy Perry in Texas isn't sporting too high of an approval rating nowadays, and the one in Arizona is hurting hard...

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Stillow:

Kaine in VA is popular. Jindal in LA is popular. Crist in FL is popular. VA and FL last I checked are both swing states. Palin was popular in AK before stepping down.

There are plenty of popular governors....only bad ones are in trouble like stickland.

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LordMike:

Crist's approval at 42% as of October 31st:

http://blogs.tampabay.com/buzz/2009/10/poll-charlie-crist-approval-rating-plummets-gov-race-tied.html

Kaine's numbers have been mixed, some polls have him slightly ahead, some polls have him slightly behind, some polls have him significantly behind.

Neither are running for re-election, though, and the other folk you mentioned are not from swing states.

AZ, however has a GOP governor running for re-election, and is trailing badly:

http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2009/09/23/poll-goddard-looks-good-in-az-governors-race

In Texas, your favorite Rick Perry had a negative approval rating during the summer:

/blogs/tx_2010_governor_utexas_61122.html

And we all know about republican Mr. Gibbons in Nevada with a 14% approval rating...
http://www.lvrj.com/hottopics/politics/polls/october_2009_2_polls.html

Gee, Strickland's numbers are looking pretty good now for a siting governor up for re-election?

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Field Marshal:

Ritter is in trouble here in Colorado.

Kasich has closed the gap a bit since the last poll.

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JMSTiger:

40% for an incumbent is Corzine-like numbers.

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LordMike:

Well, my previous post was being held for approval 'cos I had some web links, but suffice to say that the GOP governors seeking re-election in Nevada and Arizona are in worse trouble, and even Crist's last poll showed negative favorability and approval.

As for this being "Corzine-like" numbers, hardly... Corzine had massive disapprovals nearing, and sometimes topping, the 60% mark... hardly a comparison here...

Strickland is doing about as well as any incumbent governor seeking re-election in a swing state could wish at the moment...

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