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OH: 2010 Gov (Quinnipiac 6/26 - 7/1)


Quinnipiac
6/26 - 7/1/09; 1,259 registered voters, 2.8% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews

(source)

Ohio

Favorable/Unfavorable
Ted Strickland (D): 42 / 37 (chart)
Mike DeWine (R): 39 / 22
John Kasich (R): 26 / 7
Kevin Coughlin (R): 5 / 3

Job Approval/Disapproval
Gov. Strickland: 46 / 42 (chart)

2010 Governor: Republican Primary
Kasich 35%, Dewine 32%, Coughlin 3% (trends)

2010 Governor: General Election
Strickland 43%, Kasich 38% (chart)
Strickland 41%, DeWine 40% (trends)

 

Comments
sjt22:

Interesting that DeWine seems a better match for the general but isn't leading the primary. Can anyone with a knowledge of Ohio politics fill us in about why that might be so?

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Pleasantly Psychotic:

sjt22, It's largely because DeWine is a moderate Republican, where as Kasich is the more conservative Republican. DeWine was also a long-serving Senator that was unseated in the Democratic wave that washed over Ohio in 2006, losing to Sherrod Brown, so DeWine has more name recognition state-wide. Being a moderate, he'd naturally not perform as well as the more conservative candidate in a primary that is very deep red, but would potentially perform better in a general election setting where independents and moderates would be willing to support him.

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LordMike:

"Interesting that DeWine seems a better match for the general but isn't leading the primary. Can anyone with a knowledge of Ohio politics fill us in about why that might be so?"

DeWine is considered to be a moderate not a conservative...

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