Poll: Kasich Approval Rating Up, Re-Election Questions Remain


UPDATED: Tuesday December 11, 2012 12:22 PM


A new poll may be a good sign for Gov. John Kasich, but not all of the numbers are positive.

The Quinnipiac poll found that 42 percent of Ohioans approve of the job that Kasich is doing. The disapproval numbers is 35 percent.

Pollsters also indicated that voters have a favorable opinion of Kasich by a 40-34 percent margin.

While the approval numbers are up, not everyone thinks Kasich should stay in the governor's office.

By a 43-36 percent margin, Ohio voters said that Kasich does not deserve a second term.

According to the poll, 58 percent of Ohioans are very or somewhat satisfied with the way things are going in the state, double the number that felt the same way just over a year ago. That's the highest number ever measured in Ohio, according to Quinnipiac officials.

President Barack Obama, who carried Ohio in 2008 and 2012, has a 54-42 percent job approval rating. That's below his high mark of 67-16 percent in February 2009, but above his ratings over the past two years.

Forty-two percent of voters asked thought the Ohio economy was getting better, while 19 percent said it is worse.

From December 4-9, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,165 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points.

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