February 28, 2013 - Ohio Gov Kasich Hits All-Time Ratings High, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; He Leads Dem Challengers In Early Look At 2014 Race

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich's job approval is at an all-time high 53 - 32 percent, the first time in two years that he tops 50 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This compares to a 42 - 35 percent approval rating for Gov. Kasich in a December 11 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, the first time the governor had a positive score.

In an early look at the 2014 reelection race, Gov. Kasich holds 6-point to 10-point leads against each of the four potential contenders for the Democratic nomination to run against him:
  • 45 - 35 percent over Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald;
  • 44 - 38 percent over U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray;
  • 44 - 36 percent over U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan;
  • 45 - 38 percent over former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton.
"What a difference a few months make," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "Not that long ago, Democrats were licking their lips at the prospect of taking on an unpopular governor who had a disapproval rating in the 50s. Now his job disapproval rating is just 32 percent and his chances of re-election appear to be much better than they were thought to be as recently as December.

"The good news for the Democrats is that Kasich does not get 50 percent of the votes against any of the four potential candidates. But he does have consistently good numbers on a number of measurements that indicate strength in the electorate..

Kasich has a 48 percent favorable, 32 percent unfavorable rating from Ohio voters. The number of voters who don't know enough about each of his possible challengers to form an opinion ranges from 62 percent to 80 percent.

"Obviously the governor has a substantial edge when it comes to name identification with the voters compared to his potential challengers," said Brown.

Ohio voters say 46 - 36 percent that Kasich deserves reelection. Supporting reelection are 81 percent of Republicans, 47 percent of independent voters and 17 percent of Democrats.

"Voter approval of how Kasich is handling the state budget also has improved, from a split 40 - 40 percent in December to a positive 45 - 39 percent today," said Brown.

"By 51 - 30 percent, voters say Kasich has kept his campaign promises, another positive for the governor. When Kasich assumed office, he followed a strategy of taking the political pain early in his administration in hopes that would solve problems and lead to better days down the road. We're halfway down that road now and that strategy appears to have been successful so far."

Ohio's U.S. senators, Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman both get positive reviews from voters. Portman gets a 44 - 24 percent job approval rating, while Brown gets a 51 - 33 percent score.

From February 21 - 26, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,011 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

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

For more information or RSS feed, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, or call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

1. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Ed Fitzgerald the Democrat and John Kasich the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Fitzgerald           35%     5%    75%    25%    32%    37%    31%    67%
Kasich               45     86     10     46     49     41     49     15
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      1      2      -      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      -      2      4      2      2      2      3
DK/NA                17      8     14     25     15     19     17     15
 
                     WHITE.................................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom
 
Fitzgerald           39%    28%    25%    33%    28%    33%
Kasich               44     52     58     48     53     46
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      -      -      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      2      1      1      2      2
DK/NA                14     18     15     18     15     19
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-34  35-54  55+
 
Fitzgerald           42%    33%    38%    35%    34%    36%    37%    34%
Kasich               42     46     43     50     48     37     49     46
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      -      -      2      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      3      4      1      2      5      1      2
DK/NA                14     18     16     14     13     21     12     17
 
 
2. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Richard Cordray the Democrat and John Kasich the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Cordray              38%     5%    78%    30%    33%    42%    33%    76%
Kasich               44     85     11     42     48     40     49     10
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      1      1      -      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      -      1      4      3      2      2      4
DK/NA                16      8     10     24     15     16     16      9
 
                     WHITE.................................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom
 
Cordray              42%    29%    28%    33%    29%    36%
Kasich               43     51     57     49     52     46
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      -      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      2      1      1      3      1
DK/NA                13     17     14     17     15     17
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-34  35-54  55+
 
Cordray              46%    35%    41%    34%    42%    42%    38%    36%
Kasich               40     45     40     51     46     32     49     47
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      -      2      -      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      3      3      1      -      5      1      2
DK/NA                13     17     15     14     10     21     11     15
 
 
3. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Tim Ryan the Democrat and John Kasich the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Ryan                 36%     7%    75%    27%    33%    39%    32%    72%
Kasich               44     84     10     44     48     40     49     11
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      -      1      -      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      -      2      4      3      2      2      4
DK/NA                17      8     13     25     15     19     17     12
 
                     WHITE.................................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom
 
Ryan                 39%    29%    28%    31%    30%    34%
Kasich               43     51     56     48     52     46
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      -      1      -      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      2      2      2      2      1
DK/NA                16     17     14     20     14     19
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-34  35-54  55+
 
Ryan                 41%    35%    40%    34%    37%    40%    37%    35%
Kasich               41     45     42     49     46     36     46     47
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      -      1      -      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      3      3      2      1      4      2      2
DK/NA                15     17     15     15     14     20     14     15
 
 
4. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Betty Sutton the Democrat and John Kasich the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Sutton               38%     7%    78%    28%    33%    41%    33%    74%
Kasich               45     85     10     46     50     41     50     13
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      1      2      -      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      1      4      4      1      2      3
DK/NA                14      7     10     21     11     16     14      9
 
                     WHITE.................................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom
 
Sutton               37%    31%    26%    34%    28%    37%
Kasich               46     51     59     50     55     46
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      -      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      2      1      4      1
DK/NA                14     14     13     15     12     16
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-34  35-54  55+
 
Sutton               40%    37%    42%    35%    38%    43%    38%    36%
Kasich               44     46     43     50     49     37     48     48
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      -      2      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      3      2      2      4      2      2
DK/NA                13     14     12     12     10     15     11     13
 
 
5. Is your opinion of John Kasich favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            48%    82%    17%    50%    51%    44%    51%    23%
Unfavorable          32      6     61     28     32     33     31     48
Hvn't hrd enough     17     11     20     18     15     19     16     26
REFUSED               3      2      2      4      2      4      2      3
 
                     WHITE.................................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom
 
Favorable            49%    52%    56%    54%    54%    49%
Unfavorable          42     26     26     31     29     32
Hvn't hrd enough      8     19     15     12     15     17
REFUSED               1      3      3      3      2      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-34  35-54  55+
 
Favorable            48%    48%    43%    55%    52%    36%    48%    53%
Unfavorable          42     29     30     35     42     31     34     32
Hvn't hrd enough      9     20     25      9      5     31     16     10
REFUSED               2      3      2      2      1      1      1      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of John Kasich favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 28  Dec 11  Jun 29  Apr 29  Mar 31  Feb 28  Dec 10
                     2013    2012    2010    2010    2010    2013    2008
                                                                     
Favorable            48      40      28      27      24      48      18
Unfavorable          32      34      19      10      10      32       8
Hvn't hrd enough     17      24      52      62      64      17      73
REFUSED               3       2       1       1       1       3       1
 
 
7. Is your opinion of Richard Cordray favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            25%    13%    40%    25%    26%    25%    24%    38%
Unfavorable          11     17      2     14     15      8     12      6
Hvn't hrd enough     62     68     58     58     57     66     62     56
REFUSED               2      2      1      2      2      1      2      -
 
                     WHITE.................................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom
 
Favorable            37%    19%    20%    26%    25%    24%
Unfavorable          14     11     12     14     15      9
Hvn't hrd enough     48     68     66     58     58     66
REFUSED               2      1      2      2      2      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-34  35-54  55+
 
Favorable            38%    21%    22%    27%    39%    21%    26%    26%
Unfavorable          13     11      8     18     15      5     13     13
Hvn't hrd enough     47     67     69     54     46     73     59     59
REFUSED               2      1      2      2      -      1      2      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Richard Cordray favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Feb 28  Dec 11  Aug 14
                     2013    2012    2008
 
Favorable            25      19      19
Unfavorable          11      11       4
Hvn't hrd enough     62      70      74
REFUSED               2       1       3
 
 
8. Is your opinion of Ed Fitzgerald favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            13%     8%    21%    12%    15%    12%    14%    11%
Unfavorable           5      9      1      6      7      4      5      3
Hvn't hrd enough     80     82     78     81     77     83     80     86
REFUSED               1      2      -      1      1      2      1      -
 
                     WHITE.................................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom
 
Favorable            20%    11%    10%    16%    15%    13%
Unfavorable           6      5      4     10      7      3
Hvn't hrd enough     74     82     85     73     76     83
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      2      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-34  35-54  55+
 
Favorable            19%    11%    11%    17%    17%    10%    15%    14%
Unfavorable           6      5      3      5      9      4      7      5
Hvn't hrd enough     73     82     84     77     73     84     77     80
REFUSED               1      2      1      1      2      2      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Ed Fitzgerald favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Feb 28  Dec 11
                     2013    2012
 
Favorable            13      10
Unfavorable           5       5
Hvn't hrd enough     80      84
REFUSED               1       1
 
 
9. Is your opinion of Tim Ryan favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            16%    13%    23%    12%    19%    14%    17%    18%
Unfavorable          10     10      5     14     11      9      9     10
Hvn't hrd enough     72     75     71     71     68     76     72     72
REFUSED               2      2      1      2      2      2      2      -
 
                     WHITE.................................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom
 
Favorable            19%    16%    17%    17%    19%    14%
Unfavorable          10      9     10     12     10      9
Hvn't hrd enough     72     73     72     70     69     76
REFUSED               -      3      2      1      2      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-34  35-54  55+
 
Favorable            18%    15%    17%    16%    19%    13%    14%    20%
Unfavorable          10     10      8      8     13     10      8     11
Hvn't hrd enough     71     72     73     74     68     74     76     67
REFUSED               1      2      2      1      -      2      2      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Tim Ryan favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Feb 28  Dec 11  Mar 18  Feb 4
                     2013    2012    2009    2009
 
Favorable            16      15      13      12
Unfavorable          10      10       4       3
Hvn't hrd enough     72      74      82      84
REFUSED               2       1       1       1
 
 
10. Is your opinion of Betty Sutton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            19%     6%    33%    16%    21%    17%    16%    34%
Unfavorable          12     21      2     13     15      8     13      -
Hvn't hrd enough     69     71     64     70     64     74     70     66
REFUSED               1      2      1      1      1      1      1      -
 
                     WHITE.................................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom
 
Favorable            21%    15%    12%    17%    17%    16%
Unfavorable          14     12     13     14     17      9
Hvn't hrd enough     64     72     74     67     65     74
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-34  35-54  55+
 
Favorable            21%    18%    20%    24%    16%    14%    22%    19%
Unfavorable          13     11     10     12     16      9     14     11
Hvn't hrd enough     65     71     70     64     66     77     63     70
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      2      -      1      1
 
 
11. Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Kasich is handling his job as Governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              53%    85%    25%    56%    58%    49%    57%    30%
Disapprove           32      5     59     30     33     32     31     43
DK/NA                14     10     16     14      9     19     12     27
 
                     WHITE.................................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom
 
Approve              51%    59%    60%    58%    62%    53%
Disapprove           41     27     27     31     30     32
DK/NA                 7     14     13     11      8     16
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              50%    55%    52%    56%    55%    52%    53%    55%
Disapprove           42     29     29     35     41     31     36     31
DK/NA                 8     17     19      9      4     16     11     14
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Kasich is handling his job as Governor? (*Low also 30% Jan 2011)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 28  Dec 11  Jun 27  May 09  Mar 28  Feb 28  Mar 23
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2013    2011*
                                                                     
Approve              53      42      40      41      42      53      30
Disapprove           32      35      44      44      42      32      46
DK/NA                14      23      16      15      16      14      23
 
 
12. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              39%    59%    24%    38%    44%    35%    41%    27%
Disapprove           42     22     57     43     43     41     41     49
DK/NA                19     19     19     19     14     24     18     24
 
                     WHITE.................................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom
 
Approve              40%    41%    42%    46%    45%    37%
Disapprove           47     38     38     39     41     41
DK/NA                14     20     21     15     14     22
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              38%    39%    36%    46%    47%    37%    42%    38%
Disapprove           49     39     41     41     46     45     41     42
DK/NA                13     22     23     13      7     18     17     20
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 28  Dec 12  May 09  Feb 14  Jan 19  Dec 10  Dec 12
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2008    2006
 
Approve              39      39      33      35      32      46      25
Disapprove           42      38      47      48      49      35      55
DK/NA                19      23      20      18      19      19      20
 
 
13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Rob Portman is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              44%    63%    26%    47%    48%    40%    46%    26%
Disapprove           24      8     36     23     26     22     24     24
DK/NA                33     29     37     30     26     38     30     50
 
                     WHITE.................................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom
 
Approve              44%    46%    46%    47%    50%    42%
Disapprove           32     21     24     20     26     23
DK/NA                24     33     30     32     24     36
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              43%    44%    42%    44%    53%    41%    45%    45%
Disapprove           32     21     22     27     24     18     25     26
DK/NA                25     35     36     29     23     41     30     29
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Rob Portman is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                             APPROVE......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 28  Dec 12  May 10  Feb 14  Jan 19  Feb 28  Mar 24
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2013    2011
                                                                     
Approve              44      42      38      42      39      44      30
Disapprove           24      27      23      25      25      24      25
DK/NA                33      31      39      34      36      33      45
 
 
14. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sherrod Brown is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              51%    26%    77%    49%    51%    50%    48%    74%
Disapprove           33     54     10     35     38     29     37     11
DK/NA                16     20     13     16     11     21     16     15
 
                     WHITE.................................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom
 
Approve              56%    45%    41%    52%    46%    49%
Disapprove           36     37     41     36     42     32
DK/NA                 8     19     18     12     12     19
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              56%    49%    53%    50%    57%    56%    51%    48%
Disapprove           36     32     29     37     39     22     35     38
DK/NA                 8     19     18     13      4     23     13     13
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sherrod Brown is handling his job as United States Senator? (* High also 52% May 2009, Sep 2011)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 28  Dec 12  May 10  Feb 15  Jan 19  Dec 11  Jul 07
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2012*   2009
 
Approve              51      52      46      47      47      52      41
Disapprove           33      35      33      34      34      35      29
DK/NA                16      13      21      19      19      13      30
 
 
16. Do you feel that John Kasich deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Deserves         46%    81%    17%    47%    49%    43%    49%    23%
No/Does not          36      7     64     33     37     35     34     53
DK/NA                18     12     19     19     14     22     17     24
 
                     WHITE.................................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom
 
Yes/Deserves         44%    51%    54%    51%    52%    46%
No/Does not          45     30     29     37     34     34
DK/NA                11     19     17     12     14     19
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes/Deserves         43%    47%    46%    47%    49%    37%    47%    50%
No/Does not          46     33     33     40     45     36     39     34
DK/NA                11     21     22     12      6     27     14     16
 
TREND: Do you feel that John Kasich deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Feb 28  Dec 11
                     2013    2012
 
Yes/Deserves         46      36
No/Does not          36      43
DK/NA                18      21
 
 
17. Do you think that John Kasich has kept his campaign promises so far or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  51%    79%    32%    50%    58%    45%    54%    34%
No                   30     10     47     30     30     30     29     42
DK/NA                19     11     21     20     12     24     18     24
 
                     WHITE.................................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom
 
Yes                  59%    52%    56%    60%    61%    47%
No                   26     30     27     25     27     31
DK/NA                14     19     17     15     12     22
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  58%    49%    46%    58%    61%    40%    56%    54%
No                   27     31     32     31     30     33     32     28
DK/NA                15     20     22     12      9     27     12     17
 
 
18. Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Kasich is handling the state budget?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              45%    75%    22%    44%    50%    41%    48%    29%
Disapprove           39     13     63     38     41     38     38     47
DK/NA                15     12     15     17      9     21     14     24
 
                     WHITE.................................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom
 
Approve              47%    48%    50%    55%    53%    43%
Disapprove           45     36     34     31     37     40
DK/NA                 8     16     16     14     10     17
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              46%    45%    43%    53%    49%    33%    47%    52%
Disapprove           46     37     40     36     43     45     40     36
DK/NA                 9     18     16     11      8     22     13     13
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Kasich is handling the state budget?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 28  Dec 11  May 09  Jan 19  Oct 25  Feb 28  Mar 23
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2011    2013    2011
                                                                     
Approve              45      40      37      33      34      45      31
Disapprove           39      40      49      53      55      39      51
DK/NA                15      21      14      13      11      15      18
 
 
19. Do you think the state budget is fair or unfair to people like you?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Fair                 45%    71%    26%    46%    49%    42%    48%    26%
Unfair               43     21     62     43     41     45     41     67
DK/NA                11      9     12     11     10     13     11      7
 
                     WHITE.................................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom
 
Fair                 53%    45%    50%    55%    54%    42%
Unfair               38     42     40     35     36     45
DK/NA                 9     12     10     10     10     13
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-34  35-54  55+
 
Fair                 51%    44%    40%    51%    59%    38%    46%    50%
Unfair               40     44     49     42     36     52     47     37
DK/NA                 9     12     11      7      5     10      8     13
 
TREND: Do you think the state budget is fair or unfair to people like you?
                     Feb 28  Dec 11
                     2013    2012
 
Fair                 45      44
Unfair               43      41
DK/NA                11      15
 
 

Demographic Summary