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Ohioans don’t trust Obama



Published: Thu, November 28, 2013 @ 12:03 a.m.

By Marc Kovac

news@vindy.com

COLUMBUS

Ohioans aren’t very fond at the moment of President Barack Obama or his signature health care law, giving both low ratings in a survey released Wednesday by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

Among 1,361 registered voters questioned over the past week, only 34 percent approved of the president’s work in office, with 61 percent saying the opposite.

Fifty-seven percent of Ohioans said Obama was “not honest and trustworthy.”

And 59 percent said they opposed the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, with 45 percent saying they expected their health care to be worse a year from now.

“President Barack Obama’s popularity is at a record low in Ohio and the first time his approval rating has fallen below 40 percent in the state,” Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the polling institute, said in a released statement. “This is a state considered to be a national bellwether where he got 51 percent of the vote just 12 months ago.”

Quinnipiac regularly gauges Ohioans’ views on candidates and issues. Its latest poll has a margin of error of about 3 percentage points.

Among Quinnipiac’s other findings, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is outpacing half a dozen potential Republican candidates in the 2016 presidential election, including Gov. John Kasich, by 8 or more percentage points.

But she was neck-and-neck (42 percent-41 percent) among Ohioans when pitted against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

“Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are the 2016 leaders to Ohio voters, locked in a statistical tie,” Brown said. “Ms. Clinton easily defeats a bevy of other potential GOP aspirants.

Interestingly, when voters are asked whether she would make a good president, more say yes than say they would vote for her. Conversely, Vice President Joseph Biden is not presidential material in the eyes of Ohioans. Only 28 percent think he would be a good president.”


Comments

1timOthy(802 comments)posted 7 months, 2 weeks ago

THIS OHIO MAN APPROVES OF HIS WORK.. ESSESPECIALLY THE ACA. MY INSURANCE HAS DECREASED AND THE DONUT HOLE HAS CLOSED SOME WHAT !

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2willinnyny(76 comments)posted 7 months, 2 weeks ago

I am a Youngstowner and I support Obama and the Democratic, liberal perspective.
People who do not like the affordable Care Act simply DO NO UNDERSTAND it.
Sad to say, but backward, conservative Ohioans are not the brightest bulbs in the chandelier.
The Ohio economy is proof of that.

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3iBuck(208 comments)posted 7 months, 2 weeks ago

I am thankful (1) to be alive and (2) to know that most Buckeyes don't trust pres. Obummer. The ancient Romans used to say dum spiro spero -- while there's life, there's hope -- and this shows that therer is still hope for Ohio... and the USA, and, along with life, hope for liberty, justice, privacy and property for each.

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4grazor50(53 comments)posted 7 months, 2 weeks ago

It is quite evident that those that support the ACA no longer work for a living, but are getting some entitlements from the gov., which is supplied by the working person.
As far as how intelligent some OHIOANS are,, reread the article: 59% oppose the ACA and 57% oppose OBAMA,, so the advice from one that claims he is the brighter light does NOT hold a candle to the rest of us dim wits that live here and NO longer support this regime in government.
Even though WILLINN claims that Ohio economy is proof,, former claims of Willinn that FRACKING will destroy OHIO air, water and economy,, now states how great it is (OHIO boosts from the fracking industry and supports) ,, which way do you want it?

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5redvert(2042 comments)posted 7 months, 2 weeks ago

It is certainly no surprise that all the local libitards still adore obowser. It is understandable though since the libs have ruled the valley for the last 50-60 years and look how well that has worked for the valley.

Ytown, the armpit of Ohio!!!

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6southsidedave(4777 comments)posted 7 months, 2 weeks ago

The Health Care Law is not sustainable...

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776Ytown(1197 comments)posted 7 months, 2 weeks ago

willynilly: "People who do not like the affordable Care Act simply DO NO UNDERSTAND it."

No willynilly, the ones who support it are the ones who do not understand.

The ACA is fundamentally changing health care for the majority of Americans in order to provide benefits for a few by way of cost shifting. We are giving up our affordable plans, lower out of pocket costs, privacy and freedom to choose under the guise of every plays every pays. This is about expansion of power and control over our lives. If we really wanted to provide coverage for the uninsured they could have simply expanded Medicaid in the first place and put all these government subsidy dollars into that.

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8formerdemliberal(182 comments)posted 7 months, 2 weeks ago

1988 - "Read my lips. No new taxes." George Bush I.

1990- Bush approval rating 90% after first successful Gulf War.

1991 - Congress and Bush agree to tax hikes.

1992 - Voters believe that Bush broke his promise. Bush loses reelection to Clinton.

2008 - "Under our health care plan, average health care costs will be reduced by $2,500 per year" - Presidential candidate Barack Obama (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o65vM...)

Common sense interpretation - 20 lies
Liberal/progressives, propagandists, and underinformed citizens interpretation - 20 misstatements

2008 - Obama elected president

2009-2013 - "If you like your health insurance plan, you can keep your health insurance plan. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor" - President Barack Obama (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGAdrQ...

Common sense interpretation - 23 combined lies
Liberal/progressives, propagandists, and underinformed citizens interpretation - 23 misstatements

2012 - Barack Obama reelected president

Moral of the story: If you have to lie (misstate) about legislative outcomes to increase your socialist agenda of centralized government, social planning, community activism and intellectual elitism, don't have voters find out the truth until AFTER the legislation is passed and you are reelected.

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