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OH: 48% Kasich, 43% Strickland (Fox/Pulse 9/11)

Topics: Ohio , poll

Fox News / Pulse Opinion Research
9/11/10; 1,000 likely voters, 3% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(Fox News release)

Ohio

2010 Senate
48% Portman (R), 41% Fisher (D) (chart)

2010 Governor
48% Kasich (R), 43% Strickland (D) (chart)

Job Approval / Disapproval
Pres. Obama: 39 / 55 (chart)

 

Comments
melvin:

FOX NEWS..HAHAHAHAHA WHO IN THE HELL GOING TO BELIEVE THESE RACIST IDIOTS....

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dpearl:

This poll shows the race a bit closer than other recent surveys making the debate tonight between Governor Strickland and former Congressman Kasich of some importance. Also, today the Columbus Dispatch (what I would classify as a moderate Republican newspaper) ran a front page story about the answers the two candidates gave in their interviews with the newspaper's editorial board and found four instances where Mr. Kasich's statements didn't line up with reality. The article is on-line at

www.dispatchpolitics.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2010/09/14/copy/facts-cited-in-debate-will-bear-watching.html?adsec=politics&sid=101

The Dispatch was always a big supporter of Mr. Kasich when he was a Congressman and I was assuming that they would endorse him. I am not so sure of that at this point. I think their endorsement might swing the votes of a couple of percent of Central Ohio voters - or just under a percent of the whole state.

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Cederico:

This is another state the national Democrats are going to fight hard for...sending in all the big names. The key is rallying the DEM faithful to the polls to push Strickland and Fisher barely over the top and to save the vulnerable House seats of Reps. Space, Kilroy, Boccieri, Sutton and Driehaus.

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Farleftandproud:

I personally like Strickland better than Fisher. For the senate, Ohio Democrats had lackluster candidates, and perhaps Portman on the GOP was one of the few new candidates this year who seems like a decent person and not out of the mainstream.

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Cederico:

The problem for the DEMS in the Senate race is money! Portman has about 9 million and Fisher about a 1.3 million.

That is the difference in this race. Portman would be fairly easy to beat because of his serving as the Bush II Budget Director and Trade Representative. If voters are really upset over big deficits and job losses..then Portman is an easy target to blame as he presided over Bush's record deficits and Ohio is none too fond of free trade agreements that hurt jobs back home.

Fisher just has no funds to exploit these big weaknesses and that is why he will likely lose.

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Farleftandproud:

"Cederico:
The problem for the DEMS in the Senate race is money! Portman has about 9 million and Fisher about a 1.3 million."

That is the problem with American elections period is money. That is the problem with an unregulated campaign finance system. No other country wastes the money America does on campaigns. It seems hard to believe that there are is so much unemployment, and politicians use that as a campaign issue, and they attack spending on programs, yet they have endless money to spend on attack ads. It is so ridiculous.

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