Friday, February 06, 2009

We Really, Really Like Him!

It appears that Ohioans approve of President Obama.

Columbus Dispatch:

....The Buckeye State, which gave the Democrat a 6-point victory in November, now approves of his job performance by a margin of 67 percent to 16 percent, according to a new Quinnipiac Poll.

"The honeymoon between President Obama and Ohioans is still going," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of Quinnipiac's polling institute....

....He is winning positive marks from 90 percent of Democrats, 72 percent of independents and even 31 percent of Republicans. Perhaps most astonishing, his performance is given approval by 52 percent of white born-again evangelicals a group that has strongly supported Republican president candidates in recent years....

Ohioans are hopeful that President Obama will help us.

We know that U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH-D) is supporting the President's job/economic stimulus package, but U.S. Sen. George Voinovich (OH-R) might need a little push for his support. What will Voinovich's legacy be? When Ohioans need him the most, will Voinovich vote against Obama's job/stimulus bill? Let Voinovich know he should support the stimulus package.

> By the way, Sen. Brown was on NPR yesterday. Brown said that the Bush administration used Chinese steel in the border fence that was erected at the U.S.-Mexican border.

*** Here is a little tidbit about the next election to fill Voinovich's seat when he retires.

...The examination by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute was sparked by Voinovich’s January announcement that he won’t seek re-election to a third term next year. In the poll, Quinnipiac asked Ohioans who they might favor among the politicians who either have thrown their names into the ring or who might surface as candidates – Portman and state Auditor Mary Taylor, both Republicans; and Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan and Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, all Democrats.....
....In a hypothetical Democratic primary, each of the three politicians identified received between 14 percent and 18 percent of the vote, with Fisher on top. As in the Republican primary question, more than half of the voters replied they were undecided on their preferences.

Though most of the voters acknowledged they hadn’t made up their minds on primary candidates, that didn’t stop Quinnipiac from asking about early favorites in the November 2010 general election: Democrats Fisher and Brunner were seen as more popular than Portman or Taylor.....

Here is another reason that Republican Rob Portman isn't an attractive candidate--------


Duh. We don't need anyone associated with the miserable failures of the last administration.