Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
New Poll Indicates Budget Stalemate is Taking a Toll on Popularity of Governor and State Lawmakers
The Quinnipiac University poll released Friday shows voters support Governor Ted Strickland’s proposal to place slot machines at racetracks around the state.
But the poll finds an even larger majority believes voters should decide the issue in a referendum instead of leaving the decision to the state legislature. Strickland said again Thursday he believes the people elected him and state lawmakers to deal with the budget crisis, and the slot machine proposal is the best way to do that.
The budget stalemate is taking a toll on Strickland’s popularity and that of state lawmakers. The Quinnipiac poll says Strickland has his lowest approval rating since taking office. And 49% of voters disapprove of the job the state legislature is doing.