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Daniel…..Ohio Governor & Senate: Democrats narrowly ahead in both Contests according to a new Quinnipiac University Survey released this morning…..

Hello Folks and Good afternoon!

Democrats are holding slender leads in the Ohio Governor & Senate Races according to a new Quinnipiac University Survey released early this morning.

In the Governor Race Incumbent Governor Ted Strickland (D-OH) leads former U. S. Rep. John Kasich (R-OH) by 6 Points while in the Open Senate Contest Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher (D-OH) and Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (D-OH) are leading presumptive Republican Nominee former U. S. Rep. Robert J. “Rob” Portman (R-OH) by 3 and 4 Points.
Remainder: Q-Pac released a Democratic Primary Survey for the Senate Race yesterday showing Fisher 17 Points ahead of Brunner.

Quinnipiac University Survey

Ohio Governor 2010

General Election

[ Strickland ]

Incumbent Governor Ted Strickland (D)  44 %
Former U. S. Rep. John Kasich (R)  38 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  17 %

Major Candidates Campaign Websites:

http://www.tedstrickland.com/
http://www.kasichforohio.com/

Ohio Senate 2010

General Election

[ Brunner and Fisher ]

Ohio Lieutenant Governor Lee Irwin Fisher (D)  40 %
Former U. S. Rep. Robert “Rob” Portman (R)  37 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  21 %

Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (D)  40 %
Former U. S. Rep. Robert “Rob” Portman (R)  37 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  21 %

Link:

http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x1284.xml?ReleaseID=1450&What=&strArea=;&strTime=0

Major Candidates Campaign Websites:

http://www.fisherforohio.com/home
http://www.jenniferbrunner.com/
http://www.robportman.com/

Analysis:

Thanks to lot of TV-Ad Time Democrats may have moved into a very slight lead here. This will change once the Democratic Primary is resolved on Tuesday.

Daniel G.

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April 29, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , , , , | 4 Comments

Daniel…..Ohio Senate Democratic Primary: Race appears to be decided as Lieutenant Governor Fisher opens up 17-Point lead over Brunner according to a new Quinnipiac University Survey …..

Hello Folks and Good Morning!

The Race to face Republican Robert J. “Rob” Portman (R-OH) in the Fall looks like is decided.

A new Survey released by Quinnipiac University this morning in the Buckeye State of Likely Democratic Primary Voters shows Ohio Lieutenant Governor Lee Irwin Fisher (D-OH) has opened up a 17-Point over his Primary Rival Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (D-OH).

Brunner has been vastly outspend by Fisher over the last couple of weeks and the DSCC is now running TV-Ads on behalf of Fisher.

Quinnipiac University Survey

Ohio Senate 2010

Democratic Primary

Ohio Lieutenant Governor Lee Irwin Fisher  41 %
Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner  24 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  34 %

Candidates Campaign Websites:

http://www.fisherforohio.com/
http://www.jenniferbrunner.com/

Link:

http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x1284.xml?ReleaseID=1449&What=&strArea=;&strTime=0
Analysis:

This Race looks like is decided in favor of Fisher.

It remains to be seen though if he can beat Portman in November.
Fisher has a pretty bad Statewide Track Record. Fisher lost the 1998 Governor Race against Republican Bob Taft (R-OH). He served as Attorney General in the State from 1991 to 1995.

Daniel G.

April 28, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates | , , , , | 5 Comments

Daniel…..Ohio Senate: Contrary to his Governor Poll RAS Poll finds No Movement for Democrats in the Senate Race….

Hello Dog and good morning!

Contrary to the Governor Race a new Statewide Survey finds No Movement in the Ohio Senate Race to replace retiring Senator George Voinovich (R-OH). Republican “Rob” Portman (R-OH) maintains his slim lead over his two Democratic Rivals.

Rasmussen Survey

Ohio Senate 2010

General Election

Former U. S. Rep. Robert J. “Rob” Portman (R)  43 %
Ohio Lieutenant Governor Lee Irwin Fisher (D)  38 %
Others  4 %
Undecided  14 %

Former U. S. Rep. Robert J. “Rob” Portman (R)  45 %
Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (D)  38 %
Others  4 %
Undecided  13 %

Major Candidates Campaign Websites:

http://www.robportman.com/
http://www.fisherforohio.com/home
http://www.jenniferbrunner.com/

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  46 %
Disapprove  53 %

Governor Ted Strickland (D)

Approve  47 %
Disapprove  52 %

Analysis:

Interesting here is that the very same sample had Strickland only down 1 against Kasich. Why? Maybe because Kasich has run in a little bit of trouble with Payments of Lehman Brothers. Story here:http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/35382.html

Daniel G.

April 5, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , | 1 Comment

Merlin on the Ohio Senate Race Polls……

Hi Dog!

The Race to fill the Senate Seat of Senator George Voinovich (R-OH) who will retire at the end of his current Term is getting closer once again. A new Statewide Survey shows Republican Hopeful Robert J. “Rob” Portman (R-OH) is leading his Democratic Opponents by only 4 Points in each Match-Up.

Rasmussen Survey

Ohio Senate 2010

Former U. S. Rep. Robert J. “Rob” Portman (R)  43 %
Lieutnant Governor Lee Irwin Fisher (D)  39 %
Others  5 %
Undecided  13 %

Former U. S. Rep. Robert J. “Rob” Portman (R)  42 %
Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (D)  38 %
Others  5 %
Undecided  15 %

Job Approvals

President Obama

Approve  49 %
Disapprove  51 %

Governor Ted Strickland (D)

Approve  46 %
Disapprove  53 %

Merlin’s Observation:

This Race is by no means over. Portman after all was Bush’s OMB Director and you can expect some nasty attacks from the DSCC during the Fall Campaign.

Merlin

February 8, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDogs Merlin, Politics, Polls, Women | , , , | 4 Comments

Merlin on the Ohio Senate Race…and Obama approvals there……

Hello Dog again!

Ohio Senate 2010

fmr. Rep. & OMB Director Robert “Rob” Portman (R) has opened up a slight lead over Lt. Governor Lee Fisher (D). However Portman is in a virtual tie with Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner.

Tough to tell at this who is the better Candidate to run against Portman. Democrats can only hope the Primary doesn’t get too nasty.

Rasmussen Survey

Fmr. Rep. & OMB Director Robert “Rob” Portman (R)  43 %
Lieutenant Governor Lee Irwin Fisher (D)  37 %
Others  4 %
Undecided  14 %

Fmr. Rep. & OMB Director Robert “Rob” Portman (R)  43 %
Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (D)  40 %
Others  5 %
Undecided  13 %

Job Approvals

President Obama

Approve  46 %
Disapprove  54 %

Governor Ted Strickland (D)

Approve  43 %
Disapprove  54 %

Full Results at Rasmussen Reports.com

Note from Merlin:

If Democrats can successfully tie Portman to the current Economic Woes (cause he was the OBM Director until ’06 I believe) they might pull this out in the end.

Merlin

January 14, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDogs Merlin, Politics, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , , , | 4 Comments