Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Ohio Governor’s Poll Shows Big Lead For Challenger.
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John Kasich 54%. Ted Strickland 37%. That’s the snapshot picture that pollsters for Quinnipiac University have found when they talk to likely voters across Ohio. One reason for Kasich’s 17 point lead: he’s getting the support of key independent swing voters by nearly a two-to-one margin. Another piece of good news for Kasich: Most of the likely voters who prefer a candidate in this poll say they’ve made up their mind and only 14% say they might change it.
Head pollster Peter Brown says Kasich is “benefiting from the national anti-incumbent, anti democratic wave that seems to be sweeping the country.”
The poll shows that by margins of more than 20 points, likely Ohio voters believe Kasich would do a better job rebuilding Ohio’s economy and helping fashion a new state budget. And by a margin of 18 points they say he, more than Strickland, shares their values.
Bill Cohen Ohio Public Radio