June 4, 2008 - Many Ohio Voters Have Grim Outlook, Expect To Leave, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; But Gov. Strickland's Approval Remains Strong

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Ohio voters continue to give Gov. Ted Strickland good grades, with a 55 - 23 percent job approval, but they say 65 - 3 percent that the state economy has deteriorated under his stewardship and are very pessimistic about the future, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Among those who say the economy is worse:
  • 58 percent blame President George W. Bush and Congress;
  • 8 percent blame the State Legislature;
  • 4 percent blame Gov. Strickland;
  • 22 percent blame economic forces beyond control.
A total of 28 percent of Ohio voters say it is "very likely" or "somewhat likely" they or a family member will leave the state in the next year for better opportunities. And 33 percent say it is "very likely" or "somewhat likely" they or a family member will leave the state "eventually," the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Among voters 18 to 29 years old, 54 percent expect to leave in the next year and 69 percent expect to leave eventually.

Voters say 58 - 32 percent that Ohio's economy has suffered because state requirements have made it too costly for business. But voters favor 71 - 24 percent a requirement that companies with more than 25 employees must provide employees seven paid sick days per year.

And despite the Marc Dann case, more voters link the Republican Party to corruption.

"Gov. Ted Strickland must be wearing Teflon underwear. Voters think the state and their lives have deteriorated since he took office; expect things to get worse, not better, and a quarter of them think they might have to move out of state in the next year for economic reasons. But, they don't blame him. They blame President Bush, Congress and 'economic forces beyond their control,'" said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"If likely Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is seriously considering Gov. Strickland as his running mate, this would certainly help make the case that he might be an asset to have on the ticket in Ohio, perhaps the most crucial state in the Electoral College," said Brown.

Voters say 28 - 12 percent that Ohio is less friendly to business than other states, while 53 percent say it is about the same as other states.

Only 10 percent of Ohio voters say the state is a better place to live than in 2006, when Strickland was elected; 33 percent say worse and 56 percent believe things have stayed the same. Looking at just the economy, 17 percent expect it to improve in the next year, while 42 percent think it will worsen.

"Ohio voters are very pessimistic about the future, perhaps as much or more so than voters in any state in the country," said Brown.

Marc Dann's resignation as Attorney General is less serious than the scandals surrounding former Gov. Robert Taft, voters say 20 - 12 percent, as 57 percent who say they're the same. By a 38 - 30 percent margin, including 33 - 24 percent among independent voters, they see the Republicans rather than the Democrats as the party more associated with corruption.

"This may surprise some, but in the Dann case, sex is not seen as more serious than money," said Brown.

On other matters, Ohio voters support 85 - 12 percent a proposal to make English the state's official language and support 84 - 10 percent a law that would allow people to use any means necessary to defend themselves against an intruder in their home.

From May 29 - June 2, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,738 Ohio voters, with a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio and the nation as a public service and for research.

For more data -- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, or call (203) 582-5201.


1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ted Strickland is handling his job as Governor?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
Approve                 55%     47%     66%     49%     54%     55%     56%
Disapprove              23      30      17      26      26      20      22
DK/NA                   23      23      17      25      20      25      22
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
Approve                 59%     58%     58%     57%     42%     49%
Disapprove              20      22      21      22      25      26
DK/NA                   21      20      21      21      33      25
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ted Strickland is handling his job as Governor? * also 61% on 7/11/07
                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        Jun 4   Feb 25  Nov 13  Sep 5   Jul 11  Nov 13  Feb 1
                        2008    2008    2007    2007    2007    2007*   2007
 
Approve                 55      56      61      58      61      61      45
Disapprove              23      19      15      18      15      15      12
DK/NA                   23      25      24      24      25      24      43
 
 
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sherrod Brown is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
Approve                 44%     30%     55%     45%     43%     46%     43%
Disapprove              23      32      15      23      28      18      24
DK/NA                   33      38      30      31      29      37      34
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
Approve                 41%     53%     37%     36%     34%     42%
Disapprove              26      20      22      20      26      23
DK/NA                   34      27      41      44      40      35
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sherrod Brown is handling his job as United States Senator? * also 47% on 3/21/07 ** also 42% on 2/1/07
                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        Jun 4   Feb 25  Nov 14  Sep 5   Jul 11  Nov 14  May 15
                        2008    2008    2007    2007    2007    2007*   2007**
 
Approve                 44      44      47      46      44      47      42
Disapprove              23      15      21      21      19      21      21
DK/NA                   33      41      33      33      36      33      36
 
 
3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way George Voinovich is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
Approve                 45%     53%     46%     42%     46%     45%     46%
Disapprove              31      26      31      35      35      28      30
DK/NA                   23      21      24      22      19      27      24
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
Approve                 46%     47%     51%     31%     39%     49%
Disapprove              28      32      27      37      31      33
DK/NA                   26      21      22      31      29      18
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George Voinovich is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                                Highest Lowest
                                                                Approve Approve
                        Jun 4   Feb 25  Nov 14  Sep 5   Jul 11  Mar 21  Dec 13
                        2008    2008    2007    2007    2007    2007    2006
 
Approve                 45      46      50      47      45      51      41
Disapprove              31      27      29      33      34      28      33
DK/NA                   23      27      21      21      22      21      26
 
 
4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jennifer Brunner is handling her job as Ohio's Secretary of State?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
Approve                 38%     31%     47%     34%     37%     39%     38%
Disapprove              13      16       9      16      19       9      14
DK/NA                   48      53      44      50      45      52      48
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
Approve                 41%     38%     35%     40%     40%     34%
Disapprove              17      12      14      27       7      13
DK/NA                   42      49      51      33      53      53
 
 
5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mary Taylor is handling her job as Ohio's state auditor?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
Approve                 39%     38%     44%     37%     40%     39%     42%
Disapprove              12      11       8      15      13      10      13
DK/NA                   49      51      48      48      47      51      44
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
Approve                 42%     38%     32%     35%     45%     38%
Disapprove              10      12      18      20       8      10
DK/NA                   48      50      50      45      47      52
 
 
6. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Ohio today? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
Very satisfied           4%      3%      4%      4%      4%      3%      4%
Smwht satisfied         36      39      39      32      35      37      36
Smwht dissatisfied      33      35      31      35      32      35      34
Very dissatisfied       26      22      25      27      28      24      25
DK/NA                    1       -       2       1       1       1       1
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
Very satisfied           3%      3%      2%     11%      4%      4%
Smwht satisfied         45      31      32      25      39      39
Smwht dissatisfied      31      33      41      39      33      31
Very dissatisfied       20      31      23      23      23      26
DK/NA                    1       1       2       1       1       -
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Ohio today? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                        Jun 4   Sep 5   Jul 11  Mar 21  Dec 12
                        2008    2007    2007    2007    2006
 
Very satisfied           4       3       4       5       4
Smwht satisfied         36      46      46      49      33
Smwht dissatisfied      33      31      30      28      33
Very dissatisfied       26      18      19      16      29
DK/NA                    1       1       1       1       1
 
 
7. Do you think that Ted Strickland has kept his campaign promises so far or not?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
Yes                     46%     38%     55%     44%     48%     45%     48%
No                      30      33      26      32      30      29      29
DK/NA                   24      28      19      24      21      26      23
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
Yes                     47%     47%     52%     48%     44%     42%
No                      31      32      22      28      31      27
DK/NA                   22      21      25      25      25      31
 
 
8. Overall, do you think Ohio is a better place to live today than in 2006, a worse place to live, or about the same?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
Better                  10%      3%     15%     10%     12%      9%      8%
Worse                   33      27      31      37      30      35      35
About the same          56      69      53      53      57      55      55
DK/NA                    1       1       1       1       1       1       1
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
Better                  12%     10%      7%     10%     11%     11%
Worse                   26      35      41      31      28      35
About the same          62      54      50      59      60      53
DK/NA                    -       1       2       -       1       1
 
 
9. Would you describe the state of Ohio's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
Excellent                -       -       -       -       -       -       -
Good                    18      26      14      17      20      16      18
Not so good             42      50      40      43      42      43      45
Poor                    39      24      45      39      37      40      35
DK/NA                    1       -       2       -       1       1       1
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
Excellent                -       -       -       -       -       -
Good                    28      11      11       7      27      25
Not so good             41      41      43      38      45      48
Poor                    30      47      47      52      27      25
DK/NA                    1       1       -       1       1       1
 
TREND: Would you describe the state of Ohio's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                        Jun 4   Jul 11  Mar 21
                        2008    2007    2007
 
Excellent                -       2       1
Good                    18      30      31
Not so good             42      44      46
Poor                    39      22      21
DK/NA                    1       2       2
 
 
10. During the next 12 months, do you think the economic conditions in Ohio will get better, get worse, or stay about the same?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
Get better              17%     20%     18%     12%     18%     15%     18%
Get worse               42      37      41      47      40      44      44
Stay the same           37      39      37      40      39      36      34
DK/NA                    3       4       4       2       2       4       4
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
Get better              18%     14%     20%     22%     15%     20%
Get worse               40      41      36      50      51      43
Stay the same           39      41      42      26      32      31
DK/NA                    3       4       2       1       2       5
 
TREND: During the next 12 months, do you think the economic conditions in Ohio will get better, get worse, or stay about the same?
                        Jun 4   Jul 11  Mar 21
                        2008    2007    2007
 
Get better              17      21      29
Get worse               42      19      15
Stay the same           37      57      53
DK/NA                    3       4       3
 
 
11. Do you think that the Ohio economy today is better than it was in 2006, worse than it was in 2006 or about the same?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
Better                   3%      2%      4%      4%      4%      2%      3%
Worse                   65      64      65      65      59      70      65
About the same          31      33      31      30      37      26      30
DK/NA                    1       1       1       1       1       1       1
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
Better                   2%      3%      2%      6%      5%      4%
Worse                   60      66      73      54      65      65
About the same          38      31      23      36      28      30
DK/NA                    -       1       2       4       2       1
 
 
12/13. (If "Better/Worse" in q11) Who do you credit/blame for the improvement - Governor Strickland, the Ohio legislature, President Bush and Congress or economic forces beyond the control of American politicians? (*Sub group saying "better" too small to report.)
                        WORSE Q11...............................................
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
Strickland               4%      8%      1%      4%      5%      3%      5%
Ohio legislature         8      13       3       7      10       6       7
Bush and Congress       58      25      79      58      54      61      59
Economic forces         22      44      10      22      22      21      22
DK/NA                    8       9       6       9       8       8       7
 
 
14. How likely do you think it is that you, or someone in your family, will move out of the state for better opportunities in the next year? Would you say it is very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
Very likely             14%     11%     13%     16%     13%     14%     13%
Somewhat likely         14       8      16      17      15      13      15
Somewhat unlikely       13       9      13      15      12      13      12
Very unlikely           58      71      57      50      58      58      59
DK/NA                    1       -       1       1       1       1       1
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
Very likely             11%     14%     26%     16%     11%     11%
Somewhat likely         14      16      13      17      11      13
Somewhat unlikely       12      13      13      12      12      15
Very unlikely           60      57      48      54      64      61
DK/NA                    3       1       -       -       1       1
 
                        Age in years...............
                        18-29   30-44   45-64   65+
 
Very likely             32%      8%     13%      7%
Somewhat likely         22      13      16       6
Somewhat unlikely       13      16      11      12
Very unlikely           32      61      58      74
DK/NA                    -       1       2       1
 
TREND: How likely do you think it is that you, or someone in your family, will move out of the state for better opportunities in the next year? Would you say it is very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely?
                        Jun 4   Jul 11
                        2008    2007
 
Very likely             14      13
Smwht likely            14      15
Smwht unlikely          13      16
Very unlikely           58      56
DK/NA                    1       1
 
 
15. How likely is it that you will leave Ohio eventually in search of better economic opportunity elsewhere? Would you say it is very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely or very unlikely?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
Very likely             18%     12%     18%     22%     16%     19%     15%
Somewhat likely         15      14      16      16      16      15      13
Somewhat unlikely       14      12      13      20      15      13      14
Very unlikely           52      62      53      41      50      53      58
DK/NA                    1       1       -       1       2       -       -
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
Very likely             14%     18%     28%     19%     16%     16%
Somewhat likely         18      15      13      15      15      15
Somewhat unlikely       17      15      10      10      14      13
Very unlikely           50      50      50      56      54      55
DK/NA                    1       1       -       -       -       1
 
                        Age in years...............
                        18-29   30-44   45-64   65+
 
Very likely             44%     17%     16%      4%
Somewhat likely         25      22      15       5
Somewhat unlikely       11      20      16       7
Very unlikely           21      40      52      82
DK/NA                    -       1       -       2
 
 
16. Do you think that those who have already left Ohio for better economic opportunity elsewhere have actually found it or not?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
Yes                     50%     46%     51%     50%     51%     49%     43%
No                      31      34      30      33      29      32      36
DK/NA                   19      21      19      17      20      19      21
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
Yes                     42%     58%     57%     44%     40%     44%
No                      36      26      29      41      33      33
DK/NA                   22      16      14      16      27      24
 
                        Age in years...............
                        18-29   30-44   45-64   65+
 
Yes                     52%     56%     52%     37%
No                      30      31      31      31
DK/NA                   18      13      17      32
 
 
17. In general do you think that Ohio is more friendly to business than most other states, less friendly, or about the same?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
More friendly           12%     12%     12%     12%     12%     12%     14%
Less friendly           28      31      24      32      30      27      25
About the same          53      50      59      50      52      55      56
DK/NA                    6       7       5       6       6       7       5
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
More friendly           16%     10%      8%     17%     13%     11%
Less friendly           18      35      35      18      28      24
About the same          59      51      51      55      55      54
DK/NA                    6       5       6      10       4      11
 
 
18. Do you think that Ohio's economy has suffered because state requirements on business have made it too costly for some companies to stay in business or don't you think so?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
Yes                     58%     63%     52%     62%     60%     57%     62%
No                      32      27      38      30      32      32      30
DK/NA                   10       9      10       9       8      11       8
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
Yes                     54%     58%     68%     68%     59%     55%
No                      36      33      28      22      28      35
DK/NA                   10      10       4      10      13      11
 
 
19. In November voters will be asked to approve a proposal requiring all Ohio companies with 25 or more employees to give workers a minimum of seven paid sick days each year. Do you support or oppose this proposal?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
Support                 71%     56%     83%     68%     63%     78%     70%
Oppose                  24      39      13      27      32      18      25
DK/NA                    4       4       4       5       5       4       4
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
Support                 76%     73%     65%     81%     62%     70%
Oppose                  18      24      32      16      32      24
DK/NA                    6       4       3       4       5       6
 
 
20. Do you think that requiring companies with 25 or more employees to give workers at least seven paid sick days a year will encourage employers to leave the state or not?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
Yes                     25%     31%     19%     28%     31%     20%     27%
No                      66      59      73      63      61      69      65
DK/NA                    9       9       8       9       7      11       9
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
Yes                     29%     23%     32%     21%     26%     24%
No                      65      67      62      71      65      64
DK/NA                    7      10       6       7       9      13
 
 
21. The state legislature is considering a bill that would make English the state's official language. It would require state and local governments to use English in official records, with some exceptions. Do you support or oppose this proposal?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
Support                 85%     93%     81%     86%     86%     84%     89%
Oppose                  12       6      15      11      12      12       8
DK/NA                    3       1       4       3       3       4       2
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
Support                 87%     85%     87%     85%     81%     84%
Oppose                   9      12      11      13      14      13
DK/NA                    3       3       2       2       5       3
 
 
22. The legislature is also considering a new law that would allow people to defend themselves by whatever method necessary against an intruder in their home. The bill would also bar an intruder or their relatives from suing a homeowner if the intruder is killed or wounded. Do you support or oppose this proposal?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
Support                 84%     87%     81%     89%     88%     81%     88%
Oppose                  10      10      13       7       8      13       8
DK/NA                    5       3       6       4       4       6       4
 
                        Gun
                        Owners  Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
Support                 92%     86%     83%     86%     84%     84%     85%
Oppose                   5      10      11      11      14       9       9
DK/NA                    3       4       5       4       2       8       6
 
 
23. How much of a problem, if at all, is government corruption in Ohio today? Is it a very serious problem, a somewhat serious problem, a not too serious problem, or not a problem at all?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
Very serious            30%     27%     27%     32%     31%     29%     31%
Smwht serious           45      48      47      47      40      50      43
Not too serious         18      18      20      15      21      15      18
Not a prob at all        3       3       3       3       4       2       3
DK/NA                    4       4       3       3       4       4       5
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
Very serious            27%     36%     27%     22%     26%     23%
Smwht serious           48      41      56      48      47      46
Not too serious         17      17      12      22      19      22
Not a prob at all        3       3       3       8       3       2
DK/NA                    4       3       2       -       5       7
 
 
24. Compared to other states, do you think there is more government corruption than in other states, less government corruption or about as much government corruption?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
More                     9%      7%      8%     10%     12%      6%      9%
Less                    10      10      12      10      11      10      11
About as much           76      78      74      77      72      79      74
DK/NA                    5       5       7       3       5       6       6
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
More                    10%      9%     13%      8%      6%      7%
Less                    13       8      10      15      13       9
About as much           70      79      74      70      75      79
DK/NA                    8       4       4       7       6       6
 
 
25. Compared to elected officials in other states, do you think that Ohio's elected officials have more honesty and integrity, less honesty and integrity, or about as much honesty and integrity?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
More                     7%      5%      9%      6%      7%      7%      8%
Less                    12       9      12      12      12      11      12
About as much           76      83      72      80      76      77      75
DK/NA                    5       2       7       2       5       5       4
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
More                     8%      5%      7%      9%     11%      6%
Less                    10      10      17      13      15      12
About as much           77      79      73      70      71      77
DK/NA                    5       5       3       8       4       5
 
 
26. In general, which party do you associate more with political corruption in Ohio - the Republican party or the Democratic party?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
Republican              38%     17%     57%     33%     39%     38%     34%
Democratic              30      54      20      24      32      28      35
DK/NA                   32      29      22      43      29      34      31
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
Republican              38%     39%     44%     43%     37%     33%
Democratic              34      29      28      37      29      28
DK/NA                   29      33      29      21      34      39
 
 
27. As you may know Marc Dann recently resigned as Ohio's Attorney General. How much have you heard or read about this - A lot, some, only a little or nothing at all?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
A lot                   40%     44%     41%     34%     43%     37%     38%
Some                    28      28      27      31      26      30      29
Only a little           17      17      18      15      15      19      17
Nothing at all          14      11      14      19      15      14      15
DK/NA                    1       -       -       -       -       1       1
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
A lot                   53%     44%     32%     21%     24%     37%
Some                    19      32      34      25      25      30
Only a little           14      11      19      15      33      21
Nothing at all          14      12      15      39      18      12
DK/NA                    -       1       -       1       -       -
 
 
28. How much, if at all, does the situation surrounding the resignation of Marc Dann and the charges brought against members of the Attorney General's office effect your view of the Democratic Party in Ohio - Does it make you more supportive of the democratic party, less supportive, or does it have no effect on your view?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
More supportive          6%      2%     11%      2%      6%      7%      7%
Less supportive         23      44       9      24      26      19      28
Has no effect           67      52      75      72      64      70      61
DK/NA                    4       1       5       2       3       4       5
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
More supportive          7%      7%      7%      8%      3%      7%
Less supportive         26      22      19      14      23      26
Has no effect           64      69      71      77      68      62
DK/NA                    4       3       3       1       6       6
 
 
29. Do you think the scandal involving former Attorney General Marc Dann is more serious than the scandal during former Governor Bob Taft's administration, less serious, or about the same?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
More serious            12%     21%      8%     11%     14%     11%     17%
Less serious            20      11      26      21      25      16      18
About the same          57      58      55      60      53      60      53
DK/NA                   11       9      12       9       8      13      12
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
More serious            14%     12%     13%      4%     14%     12%
Less serious            17      22      28      19      13      19
About the same          59      57      47      64      60      56
DK/NA                   10       9      13      12      13      14
 
 
30. Do you or does anyone in your house own a gun, or not?
                                                                        WtBrnAgn
                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Evnglcl
 
Yes                     38%     44%     34%     40%     46%     32%     42%
No                      60      54      65      59      52      66      56
DK/NA                    2       2       2       1       2       2       2
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
Yes                     42%     32%     40%     51%     41%     43%
No                      56      65      59      47      57      56
DK/NA                    2       3       1       1       2       2