Poll: Obama's approval rating at an all time low in Ohio

For the first time, a majority of Ohio voters don’t think Obama is “honest and trustworthy.”
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Jun 27, 2013

 

The day after Gov. John Kasich hit a new high in job approval among Ohio voters, President Barack Obama sank to an all-time low.Just 40 percent of Ohioans give Obama a positive rating, while 57 percent disapprove in a Quinnipiac Poll released Wednesday.

“President Obama’s fortunes in the Buckeye State have turned,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, in a release. “Since last December he has lost 10 points among Democrats and 17 points among independent voters. He has gone from a 20-point approval margin among women to a 9-point disapproval margin among female voters.”

The survey is Quinnipiac’s first in Ohio since the country has been rocked by revelations of the IRS targeting certain political groups and electronic eavesdropping by U.S. national security agencies.

For the first time, a majority of Ohio voters (52 percent) don’t think Obama is “honest and trustworthy.”

Brown said Obama’s paltry showing in the Buckeye State virtually matches his numbers in Florida from September 2011 as the worst among the nine states in which the Connecticut university conducts polls.

The new poll also shows that a potential 2016 presidential matchup between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and either New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul would be close: she and Christie are tied at 42 percent, while the former first lady is beating Paul by 3 points, 47 to 44.

But Vice President Joe Biden is losing to both possible GOP candidates: Christie swamps him 50 percent to 32 percent, and Paul is topping him 49 percent to 40 percent.

More than three-quarters of Ohioans favor requiring background checks for people buying guns at gun shows and online. And Ohio Sen. Rob Portman’s vote against that measure made 45 percent of voters regard the Republican with greater disapproval, compared to 15 percent whose approval increased.

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown’s vote in favor of that same bill increased his approval among 43 percent, versus 16 percent who voiced more disapproval.

Ohioans are now split over whether to expand Medicaid, the federal-state health-care program for the poor and disabled. The poll shows that 46 percent favor the change, 47 percent oppose it. The same issue, which may resurface this week in the legislature, was favored by small margins in a pair of Quinnipiac polls earlier this year.

The full results are online at http://www.quinnipiac.edu/instit...

The telephone poll, which includes land lines and cell phones, June 18 through Sunday of 941 randomly selected registered Ohio voters has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.

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By Darrel Rowland - The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (MCT)

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Comments

rec8888

About time you wise up and smell the roses. Even though its to late, congratulation Ohio!!!!

Contango

So when was the last time that Pres. Obama jetted into OH in order to tell the voters how much he cared?

Obviously, he got what he wanted, so now the voters can TAKE A HIKE!

Windy

Now Obama is going to spend $70 MILLION of OUR money to visit Africa? What for? Obama travels all around in that 747, followed by a back-up 747 (in case the first one breaks down) and a C-130 with his own personal limousines like it doesn't cost a penny, but we have to cut NASA and military spending? Good grief! How many days has he spent in DC? Unfortunately, an "honest politician" has become an oxymoron.

In my opinon

Get facts before criticizing the cost of Obama’s trips. George W. Bush was the most expensive vacation president in US history. Not only did Bush spend more days on vacation than any other president, but he used Air Force One more often while on vacation than any other president. During Bush’s two terms, the cost of operating Air Force One ranged from $56,800 to $68,000 an hour. Bush used Air Force One 77 times to go to his ranch in Crawford, TX. And this does not inclde Presidential trips. I guess if you don't like a President it's okay to criticize their every move.

Contango

Re: "During Bush’s two terms,"

#1. GW Bush is no longer Pres.

#2. Moral equivalency is an absurd argument.

#3. Pres. Obama's SECOND term ain't up. Give him time to rack up more vacation miles. :)

#4. Crawford, TX ain't HI by a long shot.

arnmcrmn

Factor in Michelles trips and the Obie family takes the cake.

Windy

Let's not forget all of Obie's trips all over the USA for his campaign stops which were all disguised as official presidential trips.

JACKEL

How many 13 year old girls go on spring break to Mexico with a squadron of Secret service?

In my opinon

I don't know! No one seems to care what or how much any other president spent on non presidential trips or where there families vacationed or where their kids went. I can only surmise because our present President is black that he is so scrutinized for everything he does. What happeened to the residents of Norwalk, back in the mid 1950's we had a black girl on the home coming court when the south was beating men for drinking at a 'WHITE ONLY" water fountain. Seems like we are going backwords.

all fact or all...

@In my opinon, I agree there are so many hateful people out there. Just reading some of these comments prove your point. The comment about him going to a family reunion is just ignorant. We are a nation built on the backs of immigrants.

In my opinon

Ya well he didn't go to HI 40 times in his first term so I think Georgie will still lead the pack for using tax dollars for his trips. and that 77 didnt include his vactions to camp David. I don't care if he is still President I bet you all didnt B***H about his trips and unfounded wars like your B***hing about Obama's.And more illigals came across under G Wthan obama.If their wans't so much color blindness going around maybe you would do some fact checking.

JACKEL

Naw,what a shock.How about the senate vote today for millions of illegals becoming citizens,but we are going to secure the borders.Where in the heck is Harry and Ike ?They threw them all out?Now before you go crazy,I know all the ones with any common sense are dead!Let's put all them nuts on minimum wage !

betrump

Don't you guys have cousins to sleep with?

Now The Rest of...

Did your sister divorce you?

JACKEL

It is legal to sleep with cousins now.The Libs are working on brother and sister marriage.

arnmcrmn

Wow took Ohioans this long to realize that.......wow. Ohio is getting dumber.

UJagoff

The African trip is a family reunion. His Brother Malik has been busy with our money and he just wants to touch base with the Barack foundation.

Windy

The POTUS's approval rating is dropping because the American people resent all of his lies, deceit and cover-ups. It doesn't matter if his skin is black, white, purple, or whatever color. If Obama actually DID some of the things he had promised while he was campaigning, his approval rating would not be in the toilet right now. But he promises one thing and does the exact opposite.

"President Obama said of his plan to fix the financial crisis that 'if I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.'" The economy is no better than it was at the beginning of his first term, yet he ran for a second term . . . and the economy continues to get worse. So, it it STILL Bush's fault?

In my opinon

The only reason it's getting worse is the Republicans wont work with him. And yes it still is part George W's fault. He left a 10 trillion dollar debt when he left office and his approval rating was in the 20's, that's the toilet!! Oh and by the way all those republicans approved him going into Iraq without any way to fund that war. So lets put it on a credit card..and leave it for the next guy to figure how to pay for it. Gee the next Guy just happened to be black. OBAMA

Windy

Nobody cares what color the POTUS is, so stop playing the race card! Obama may have inherited a 10 trillion dollar debt but, during his FIVE years in office, that debt has grown to 17 trillion dollars and those in the US who are working full-time has shrunk to 47% thanks to Obamacare . . . and you liberals still have the nerve to blame Bush and the Republicans? Good grief! Instead of fixing the problem, find someone else to blame. Way to go liberal morons!