From the daily archives: Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Earlier this summer, Governor John Kasich told a group of over 1,000 young men to “take courses in college that advance their career goals.”  Kasich should have mentioned that they’ll likely need to do so in a different state due to the negative impact that his budget priorities are having on Ohio’s public universities.  Funding cuts by the Kasich Administration and Republican-led House & Senate have (not surprisingly) resulted in maximum tuition increases across all of Ohio.

We’ve got a roundup of that news from every corner of the state below.  In a state where residents are up-in-arms about “mismanagement” […]

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Two polls in the Sherrod Brown/Josh Mandel sentate race came out today, and both provide very poor news for Josh Mandel’s campaign.

Quinnipiac shows Sherrod Brown leading Mandel by 16 points (50/34), with solid leads across all the major demographics. Brown has a 16 point lead with Independents, 19 with women and 12 points with men.  

The only demographic in which Mandel maintains a small lead is religious folks.  He’s has a 1 point lead with Catholics, 3 points with Protestants and 16 with people who self-identify as Born Again/Evangelical.

Overall, Brown is up 4 points from same poll […]

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Kasich’s anti-crime agenda has had some success.  Hooray???

Back in February we noted that the center of Kasich’s anti-crime agenda was signs urging people to call #677 in order to nark on their neighbors report suspicions of drug activity.

In April we suggested that the whole sign-thing was a big, expensive, waste of time.  We said this because we believed that “if the signs had worked,” the Kasich administration would be bragging about it.  The lack of any press releases touting the “success” of the signs was, in our view, evidence of failure.

This morning, the Kasich Paper […]

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It’s not been a good 24 hours for John Kasich’s rebranding effort. Yesterday saw the release of a new PPP poll showing the Governor had the approval of only 61 percent of Ohio Republicans. Today, a new Quinnipiac poll is out, and the news continues to be bad.

Overall, more Ohioans disapprove of Kasich than approve of him as Governor, by 44-40 percent. His approval is trending back down after reaching its peak of 42 percent in March.

And, as the poll yesterday showed, Kasich has a […]

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