Ohio Gov. John Kasich is asking to deliver his annual State of the State speech in Wilmington, a rebounding southwest Ohio city hard hit by job losses during the recession.
Poll: Kasich Deserves More Credit Than Pres. For Improving Economy
A new independent poll says more Ohioans seem to be crediting Governor John Kasich with an improving economy than President Obama.
The survey from Quinnipiac University says among Ohioans who see the economy as improving, 88 percent think Kasich should receive at least some credit. Thatâ€™s compared to the 72 percent who credit the President. Among Ohioans who see the economy as getting worse, 86 percent give at least some blame to the Governor, while 82 percent blame President Obama.
The Quinnipiac polls puts the Governorâ€™s approval rating at an all-time high of 42 percent. But the same survey says 43 percent of Ohioans think the Governor does not deserve a second term.
Among possible opponents for 2014, respondents most favored former Democratic Governor Ted Strickland.