Some very encouraging news today out of Ohio courtesy of Quinnipiac University’s latest poll:
OHIO: PRESIDENTIAL RACE
The race for the White House in Ohio remains essentially tied, as likely voters support Biden 48 percent and Trump 47 percent. Four percent are undecided. This is identical to the last Ohio survey released on September 24th.
Likely voters have a mixed opinion of Biden with 48 percent having a favorable view and 47 percent having an unfavorable one. In September, they gave him a mixed 45 percent favorable and 49 percent unfavorable rating.
Likely voters give Trump a slightly negative 46 – 51 percent favorability rating, which is virtually unchanged from a negative 45 – 51 percent rating in September.
“Going down to the wire, it's a nail biter in Ohio four years after the Buckeye State delivered a decisive win for Donald Trump. Joe Biden and Trump remain locked in a race that is too close to call, and the needle hasn't budged with each candidate sitting exactly where they were in late September,” said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Mary Snow.
Likely voters in Ohio say 56 – 42 percent that they do not trust Donald Trump to tell the truth to the American people when it comes to his health.
For Joe Biden, they say 51 – 45 percent that they do trust him to tell the truth to the American people when it comes to his health.
OHIO: VOTING IN 2020
Forty-seven percent of likely voters in Ohio say they think they will vote in person on Election Day, while30 percent are currently going with voting by mail or absentee ballot and 21 percent have cast or plan to cast their ballot at an early voting location.
There are big differences by party. More Republicans (64 percent) and independents (47 percent) say they plan to vote in person compared to Democrats (23 percent). More Democrats (49 percent) are currently going the route of voting by mail or absentee ballot than independents (29 percent) and Republicans (19 percent). Democrats (26 percent), independents (21 percent), and Republicans (17 percent) are not that far apart, however,when it comes to casting ballots at an early voting location.
Campaigning in Toledo, Mr. Biden lashed his opponent as an out-of-touch plutocrat who has repeatedly betrayed union workers, while playing up his own Irish Catholic, middle-class background and stressing the Obama administration’s efforts on behalf of the auto industry. Lucas County, which includes Toledo, is a traditionally Democratic stronghold, but Mr. Trump performed better there in 2016 than the previous two Republican nominees.
“He turned his back on you,” Mr. Biden said of his opponent. “I promise you, I will never do that.”
Mr. Biden delivered his populist pitch at what the campaign called a “drive-in rally” outside the United Auto Workers’ Local 14 union hall, where attendees periodically honked in approval. He focused heavily on economic matters, detailing the challenges facing manufacturing workers in the state on Mr. Trump’s watch, but also laced his speech with criticisms of Mr. Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, which has been Mr. Biden’s central message throughout the pandemic.
Kate Schroder, Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in the 1st District, said the “energy for change” never has been stronger.
She said Trump and her opponent, GOP Congressman, Steve Chabot have “divided us and torn us apart.”
Butler County Democratic Party Chairman Brian Hester called Ohio “a battleground state” as Trump’s “broken promises and toxic politics have driven people away who were willing to take a chance on him four years ago. Trump clearly isn’t fit to be President.”
Hester said Biden has shown that the country can’t get its economy “back on track” until the coronavirus gets under control. Then, just as Biden helped save the U.S. auto industry from the last recession, his “Build Back Better” will focus on growing manufacturing jobs in American with policies that will benefit middle class families in Ohio, he said.
The men and women who sit on the Ohio Supreme Court make decisions that touch the lives of every Ohioan from school funding to the legislative congressional districts to the death penalty.There are seven seats on the Ohio Supreme Court. Two of those seats are up for grabs this year. Two Republican incumbents are facing off against two Democratic challengers.
Supreme Court Justice Judith French is the incumbent taking on Jennifer Brunner, a former Secretary of State, and currently serving on the 10th District Court of Appeals.
The other open seat pits Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy against Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge John P. O'Donnell.
Voters are electing six members of the state Board of Education this year, including three representing the central Ohio area.
The half-dozen seats are among the 11 elected positions on the board. Another eight members are appointed by the governor.
The 19-member panel creates policy and makes recommendations for K-12 education, and hires the state superintendent.
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