From the daily archives: Monday, November 1, 2010



In 2008, John McCain and Sarah Palin turned  out 12,000 people at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati right before the election.  Today, John Boehner, Rob Portman, and John Kasich appeared together at what was billed to be the GOP’s major rally before the election.  The people in the audience came to see an Ohioan they are convinced will be the next Speaker of the House.

If more than 600 people were there, I’d be surprised.  McCain-Palin lost.  So will Kasich-Taylor tomorrow.


And according to the recent polls today, 13% of the Portman voters in this audience […]

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I’m voting for Tim McCormack

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The Cuyahoga County Executive race, once expected to be a very high profile campaign, is almost a footnote to tomorrow night’s result.  I think it’s chief effect will be to bring out Republicans and independents who vote for Ken Lanci and Matt Dolan, and perhaps some disaffected Dems who end up voting for Lanci.  Those Lanci voters might also split their ticket and vote for Ted, though, so that’s good news.

I decided a long time ago to vote for Tim McCormack.  First, you have to give this guy a ton of credit for getting enough signatures, over 4,000, to […]

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Tim, Eric, and I will be at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus providing streaming video coverage of the election night from the Ohio Democratic Party’s Election Night event.

We may have a few folks stop by and make an appearance like we saw during our primary night coverage as well.

Will we see a GOP wave in Ohio or ripple?  What does it mean for 2012?   We’ll watch the results and talk about them as they come in starting at 9 p.m.  We’re expecting it to be a long night.

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The Ohio Poll issued a press release saying that with undecideds forced to say where they’re leaning Kasich leads 52% to 47.7%.  And that’s all they’ll tell about their poll. Seriously.  Go read it yourself.

They don’t even tell you what the numbers would be before you add where the undecided are leaning.  We can’t tell how many Democrats, Republicans, Independents were polled to see if its a realistic sample of the likely general election vote.

We don’t even know how many, if any, respondents had already voted.  We are told nothing about the age, race, economic class, […]

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Three for three in the past twenty-four hours.   Yet another poll shows Governor Strickland in a dead heat with former Congressman/Lehman Brothers executive John Kasich.

But this time it’s Quinnipiac?!?  Kasich leads now only by 47% to 46%.  A virtually tie.  A week ago, Quinny had it 49% to 43%.

"The governor’s race is a statistical tie. It could go either way," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "Gov. Ted Strickland has come from far back. The question is whether he can get over the hump. He has momentum on his side. […]

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