June 25, 2013 - Ohio Gov Hits All-Time Job Approval High Mark, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Say Economy Is Getting Better, Thanks To Kasich

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Buoyed by voter perception that the Ohio economy is improving, Gov. John Kasich gets a 54 - 32 percent job approval, inching up to his highest score ever, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

With the higher approval rating, Gov. Kasich stretches his lead to 47 - 33 over Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, a possible Democratic challenger in the 2014 governor's race, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. The governor also has a 47 - 36 percent reelection lead over another possible Democratic challenger, U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray.

Voters say 49 - 37 percent that Kasich deserves to be reelected.

"Ohio Gov. John Kasich's turnaround continues as he builds his reelection campaign. The number of people who think he is doing a good job continues to climb incrementally and his favorable/unfavorable ratio among voters is impressive. The only bright spot for Democrats in these numbers is that Kasich remains just below the magic 50 percent threshold when voters are asked if he deserves a second term in the governor's chair," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "But he is awfully close.

"Ohio voters think their economy is getting better and they credit Mr. Kasich more than they credit President Barack Obama for that brightening economic environment. Of course there are still 16 months until Election Day, so anything can happen. After all, 16 months ago, Kasich's job approval was a negative 40 - 46 percent, at the beginning of his reversal of fortunes from when his job approval was in the 30s."

Kasich gets thumbs up on his job performance from 81 percent of Republicans, 52 percent of independent voters and 32 percent of Democrats. He has a gender gap with 62 percent of men but only 47 percent of women approving of his job performance.

In a trial matchup with Democrat FitzGerald, the governor carries Republicans 86 - 3 percent and independent voters 45 - 28 percent, but loses Democrats 74 - 11 percent. The Republican wins among men 56 - 26 percent. Women are divided with 40 percent for FitzGerald and 38 percent for Kasich, impressive for a Republican these days.

Kasich carries all age groups and both those who are and are not college graduates, while also winning all income levels except those making less than $50,000 annually.

"All in all, at this stage, Kasich has done a pretty good job appealing to voters across the state," said Brown. "FitzGerald remains pretty much an unknown to most Ohioans, with only one in four voters knowing enough about him to have formed an opinion. The election is a long way away, but the next stage will be the race to define FitzGerald, positively by the candidate himself and negatively by the Kasich folks."

Kasich has a 47 - 28 percent favorability rating. For FitzGerald, 76 percent don't know enough about him to form an opinion. For Cordray, 66 percent don't know enough.

Ohio voters approve 52 - 37 percent of the way Kasich is handling the economy.

Voters say 44 - 11 percent that the economy is getting better rather than worse, with 42 percent saying it's unchanged.

Among those who say the economy is getting better, 63 percent give the Obama Administration "a lot," "some" or "a little" of the credit, while 91 percent of Ohio voters give the Kasich Administration "a lot," "some" or "a little" of the credit.

"History says that improving economies tend to help incumbents and that appears to be the case in Ohio's governor's race," said Brown.

From June 18 - 23, Quinnipiac University surveyed 941 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.2 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, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

For more information, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, 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
 
FitzGerald           33%     3%    74%    28%    26%    40%
Kasich               47     86     11     45     56     38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      2      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      2      3      5      5      3
DK/NA                15      9     13     20     11     19
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
FitzGerald           37%    32%    41%    28%    30%    32%    36%    32%    35%
Kasich               47     46     38     55     55     49     40     49     47
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      1      2      -      -      -      3      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      4      4      2      3      4      6      3      3
DK/NA                14     16     14     14     13     14     16     15     16
 
TREND: 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?
                     Jun 25   Apr 18  Feb 28
                     2013     2013    2013
 
FitzGerald           33       37      35
Kasich               47       46      45
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1        1       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4        2       2
DK/NA                15       15      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
 
Cordray              36%     3%    78%    32%    30%    41%
Kasich               47     88     10     44     54     39
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      1      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      1      2      5      3      3
DK/NA                14      8     10     18     11     16
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Cordray              40%    34%    43%    31%    34%    33%    38%    36%    35%
Kasich               47     46     37     56     56     53     39     48     47
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      1      2      1      -      -      2      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      4      4      1      3      1      8      2      2
DK/NA                11     14     15     11      7     14     13     13     15
 
TREND: 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?
                     Jun 25   Apr 18  Feb 28
                     2013     2013    2013
 
Cordray              36       38      38
Kasich               47       45      44
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1        2       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3        2       2
DK/NA                14       13      16
 
 
3. Is your opinion of John Kasich favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            47%    76%    22%    46%    57%    38%
Unfavorable          28      7     47     30     22     33
Hvn't hrd enough     22     15     30     20     19     26
REFUSED               3      2      1      4      2      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of John Kasich favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 25  Apr 18  Feb 28  Dec 11  Jun 29  Feb 28  Dec 10
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2010    2013    2008
 
Favorable            47      46      48      40      28      48      18
Unfavorable          28      29      32      34      19      32       8
Hvn't hrd enough     22      24      17      24      52      17      73
REFUSED               3       1       3       2       1       3       1
 
 
4. Is your opinion of Richard Cordray favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            19%    10%    30%    19%    20%    19%
Unfavorable          14     21      6     14     20      9
Hvn't hrd enough     66     68     63     66     60     70
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Richard Cordray favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Jun 25  Apr 18  Feb 28  Dec 11  Aug 14
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2008
 
Favorable            19      21      25      19      19
Unfavorable          14      11      11      11       4
Hvn't hrd enough     66      66      62      70      74
REFUSED               1       1       2       1       3
 
 
5. Is your opinion of Ed FitzGerald favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            15%     4%    29%    13%    14%    15%
Unfavorable           9     12      2     11     12      6
Hvn't hrd enough     76     82     68     75     73     79
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Ed FitzGerald favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Jun 25  Apr 18  Feb 28  Dec 11
                     2013    2013    2013    2012
 
Favorable            15      14      13      10
Unfavorable           9       8       5       5
Hvn't hrd enough     76      76      80      84
REFUSED               1       1       1       1
 
 
14. Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Kasich is handling his job as Governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              54%    81%    32%    52%    62%    47%
Disapprove           32      8     54     33     28     37
DK/NA                13     10     14     15     10     17
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              54%    54%    50%    59%    60%    63%    49%    53%    54%
Disapprove           37     31     34     32     31     21     35     35     34
DK/NA                 8     15     16      9      9     16     16     11     13
 
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
                     Jun 25  Apr 18  Feb 28  Dec 11  Jun 27  Jun 25  Mar 23
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2013    2011*
 
Approve              54      52      53      42      40      54      30
Disapprove           32      34      32      35      44      32      46
DK/NA                13      15      14      23      16      13      23
 
 
15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              41%    60%    27%    37%    44%    37%
Disapprove           41     20     57     46     40     43
DK/NA                18     20     16     17     16     20
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              40%    41%    42%    41%    36%    50%    41%    39%    36%
Disapprove           42     41     41     40     51     33     42     45     40
DK/NA                18     18     16     19     13     17     17     16     25
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 25  Apr 19  Feb 28  Dec 12  May 09  Dec 10  Dec 12
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2008    2006
 
Approve              41      41      39      39      33      46      25
Disapprove           41      41      42      38      47      35      55
DK/NA                18      17      19      23      20      19      20
 
 
19. 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
 
Yes/Deserves         49%    78%    27%    44%    57%    42%
No/Does not          37     14     59     39     32     42
DK/NA                14      8     14     16     11     16
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Yes/Deserves         50%    49%    44%    55%    56%    58%    42%    50%    48%
No/Does not          40     36     39     35     37     27     40     39     39
DK/NA                10     15     17     11      7     15     18     11     13
 
TREND: Do you feel that John Kasich deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Jun 25  Apr 18  Feb 28  Dec 11
                     2013    2013    2013    2012
 
Yes/Deserves         49      46      46      36
No/Does not          37      37      36      43
DK/NA                14      17      18      21
 
 
20. Do you think - John Kasich is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Liberal              10%    10%     9%    10%    11%     9%
Conservative         26      9     46     24     24     28
About right          48     69     30     48     54     43
DK/NA                16     12     15     18     11     20
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Liberal               8%    10%     9%     9%    10%     6%    14%    11%     7%
Conservative         33     24     26     27     36     29     25     28     22
About right          51     47     45     54     48     54     44     48     50
DK/NA                 8     18     20      9      7     11     17     13     22
 
TREND: Do you think John Kasich is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
                     Jun 25  Apr 18
                     2013    2013
 
Liberal              10      10
Conservative         26      26
About right          48      47
DK/NA                16      16
 
 
21. Do you think - Ed FitzGerald is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Liberal              13%    23%     4%    12%    18%     9%
Conservative          5      5      5      6      7      3
About right          29     17     47     26     25     32
DK/NA                53     55     43     56     49     56
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Liberal              15%    13%    13%    14%    16%    13%    15%    15%     9%
Conservative          2      6      7      5      3      2      9      5      3
About right          27     30     35     26     26     44     25     27     24
DK/NA                57     51     46     55     55     41     51     52     64
 
TREND: Do you think Ed FitzGerald is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
                     Jun 25  Apr 18
                     2013    2013
 
Liberal              13      13
Conservative          5       3
About right          29      28
DK/NA                53      55
 
 
22. Do you think - Richard Cordray is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Liberal              17%    26%     7%    17%    24%    11%
Conservative          6      4      7      6      7      4
About right          34     21     50     34     30     38
DK/NA                43     49     36     43     39     47
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Liberal              20%    16%    14%    18%    23%    17%    17%    19%    14%
Conservative          2      7      9      2      4      6      7      6      4
About right          42     32     35     37     37     38     39     32     31
DK/NA                36     45     42     43     35     38     37     44     52
 
TREND: Do you think Richard Cordray is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
                     Jun 25  Apr 18
                     2013    2013
 
Liberal              17      17
Conservative          6       4
About right          34      33
DK/NA                43      46
 
 
23. Do you think - Ed FitzGerald has the right kind of experience to be Governor of Ohio or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  27%     9%    45%    30%    24%    30%
No                   27     40     15     26     34     22
DK/NA                46     51     40     44     42     49
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Yes                  21%    29%    33%    22%    25%    33%    32%    23%    23%
No                   26     28     26     28     31     29     20     30     31
DK/NA                53     43     41     50     45     38     49     47     46
 
TREND: Do you think Ed FitzGerald has the right kind of experience to be Governor of Ohio or not?
                     Jun 25  Apr 18
                     2013    2013
 
Yes                  27      24
No                   27      26
DK/NA                46      50
 
 
24. Do you think - Richard Cordray has the right kind of experience to be Governor of Ohio or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  34%    21%    49%    34%    32%    35%
No                   26     34     17     26     32     21
DK/NA                40     45     34     39     35     43
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Yes                  37%    33%    36%    35%    38%    41%    37%    32%    28%
No                   26     27     26     24     28     21     26     26     33
DK/NA                37     40     39     41     34     38     36     42     39
 
TREND: Do you think Richard Cordray has the right kind of experience to be Governor of Ohio or not?
                     Jun 25  Apr 18
                     2013    2013
 
Yes                  34      31
No                   26      27
DK/NA                40      42
 
 
26. Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Kasich is handling the economy?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              52%    76%    34%    50%    61%    44%
Disapprove           37     16     54     40     31     43
DK/NA                11      8     12     11      8     13
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              58%    50%    47%    57%    58%    58%    43%    54%    55%
Disapprove           35     38     40     34     37     26     48     37     34
DK/NA                 7     12     13      8      5     15      9      9     12
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Kasich is handling the economy?
                     Jun 25  Apr 18
                     2013    2013
 
Approve              52      49
Disapprove           37      41
DK/NA                11      10
 
 
27. Would you describe the state of Ohio's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Excellent             2%     3%     2%     -      1%     2%
Good                 40     51     30     38     50     31
Not so good          42     37     47     45     37     47
Poor                 15      7     20     16     10     20
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      2      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Excellent             1%     2%     2%     1%     2%     2%     1%     1%     3%
Good                 48     37     32     46     54     48     32     39     44
Not so good          43     42     46     41     33     36     48     43     39
Poor                  8     17     18     11     11     11     19     16     12
DK/NA                 -      2      2      1      -      3      -      1      2
 
TREND: Would you describe the state of Ohio's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor? (*Low also 5% Dec 2008, Feb 2009)
                                                             EXCELLENT+GOOD
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 25  Apr 18  Mar 18  Feb 06  Dec 11  Jun 25  Mar 18
                     2013    2013    2009    2009    2008    2013    2009*
 
Excellent             2       2       -       -       -       2       -
Good                 40      36       5       5       5      40       5
Not so good          42      44      36      33      36      42      36
Poor                 15      16      59      61      58      15      59
DK/NA                 1       2       -       1       1       1       -
 
 
28. Do you think Ohio's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Better               44%    52%    39%    44%    52%    38%
Worse                11      5     13     13      7     16
The same             42     42     45     41     38     45
DK/NA                 2      -      2      2      3      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Better               56%    40%    39%    48%    58%    51%    36%    43%    50%
Worse                 6     13     14      7      8      7     13     14      8
The same             38     44     44     45     33     37     51     41     38
DK/NA                 -      3      3      1      -      5      -      2      3
 
TREND: Do you think Ohio's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Jun 25  Apr 18  Dec 11
                     2013    2013    2012
 
Better               44      43      42
Worse                11      13      19
The same             42      43      38
DK/NA                 2       1       1
 
29a. (If economy better q28) How much credit, if any, do you think the Obama administration should receive for this; a lot of credit, some, a little or none at all?
                     ECONOMY BETTER Q28
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
A lot                15%    15%    15%
Some                 28     24     34
A little             20     26     12
None at all          35     35     36
DK/NA                 1      1      2
 
TREND: (If economy better) How much credit, if any, do you think the Obama administration should receive for this; a lot of credit, some, a little or none at all?
                     ECONOMY BETTER
                     Jun 25  Dec 11
                     2013    2012
 
A lot                15      31
Some                 28      27
A little             20      13
None at all          35      28
DK/NA                 1       -
 
 
29b. (If economy better q28) How much credit, if any, do you think the Kasich administration should receive for this; a lot of credit, some, a little or none at all?
                     ECONOMY BETTER Q28
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
A lot                29%    33%    23%
Some                 43     38     49
A little             19     22     15
None at all           5      4      7
DK/NA                 4      3      6
 
TREND: (If economy better) How much credit, if any, do you think the Kasich administration should receive for this; a lot of credit, some, a little or none at all?
                     ECONOMY BETTER
                     Jun 25  Dec 11
                     2013    2012
 
A lot                29      23
Some                 43      38
A little             19      27
None at all           5      10
DK/NA                 4       2
 
 
30a. (If economy worse q28) How much blame, if any, do you think the Obama administration should receive for this; a lot of blame, some, a little or none at all?
                     ECONOMY WORSE Q28
                     Tot
 
A lot                40%
Some                 24
A little             25
None at all          11
DK/NA                 -
 
TREND: (If economy worse) How much blame, if any, do you think the Obama administration should receive for this; a lot of blame, some, a little or none at all?
                     ECONOMY WORSE
                     Jun 25  Dec 11
                     2013    2012
 
A lot                40      42
Some                 24      28
A little             25      12
None at all          11      17
DK/NA                 -       1
 
 
30b. (If economy worse q28) How much blame, if any, do you think the Kasich administration should receive for this; a lot of blame, some, a little or none at all?
                     ECONOMY WORSE Q28
                     Tot
 
A lot                33%
Some                 34
A little             21
None at all           5
DK/NA                 7
 
TREND: (If economy worse) How much blame, if any, do you think the Kasich administration should receive for this; a lot of blame, some, a little or none at all?
                     ECONOMY WORSE
                     Jun 25  Dec 11
                     2013    2012
 
A lot                33      28
Some                 34      36
A little             21      22
None at all           5       8
DK/NA                 7       5
 
 
31. Compared to most other states, would you say Ohio's economy is better, worse, or about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Better               28%    31%    29%    25%    34%    23%
Worse                21     15     24     23     18     24
About the same       46     47     42     47     44     47
DK/NA                 6      7      5      5      5      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Better               28%    28%    25%    31%    35%    27%    24%    28%    34%
Worse                16     22     21     21     18     22     22     25     10
About the same       52     43     48     42     42     49     48     42     47
DK/NA                 4      6      5      6      5      2      6      6      9
 
TREND: Compared to most other states, would you say Ohio's economy is better, worse, or about the same?
                     Jun 25  Apr 18
                     2013    2013
 
Better               28      25
Worse                21      19
About the same       46      49
DK/NA                 6       7
 
 
32. Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Kasich is handling the state budget?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              46%    67%    24%    46%    56%    37%
Disapprove           38     19     60     38     31     45
DK/NA                16     14     15     16     13     18
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              47%    46%    42%    50%    52%    52%    41%    46%    47%
Disapprove           42     37     40     38     40     30     45     41     33
DK/NA                11     17     18     12      8     18     14     13     20
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Kasich is handling the state budget?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 25  Feb 28  Dec 11  May 09  Jan 19  Jun 25  Mar 23
                     2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2013    2011
 
Approve              46      45      40      37      33      46      31
Disapprove           38      39      40      49      53      38      51
DK/NA                16      15      21      14      13      16      18
 
 
33. Do you think the state budget is fair or unfair to people like you?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Fair                 49%    63%    34%    49%    55%    43%
Unfair               40     26     59     38     35     45
DK/NA                11     11      7     13     10     12
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Fair                 56%    46%    43%    56%    57%    60%    43%    47%    50%
Unfair               35     42     47     36     38     33     46     44     35
DK/NA                 9     11     10      8      5      7     11     10     14
 
TREND: Do you think the state budget is fair or unfair to people like you?
                     Jun 25  Feb 28  Dec 11
                     2013    2013    2012
 
Fair                 49      45      44
Unfair               40      43      41
DK/NA                11      11      15
 
 
34. The state of Ohio is running a surplus. Would you prefer that the more than $1 billion surplus be returned to taxpayers, including individuals and businesses, or would you prefer the money go for more state programs and to localities to support their spending needs?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Return to taxpayers  55%    69%    40%    56%    57%    52%
Support spending     39     23     55     39     37     40
DK/NA                 7      8      5      5      6      8
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Return to taxpayers  50%    57%    51%    60%    54%    54%    66%    52%    47%
Support spending     45     36     42     35     39     44     30     41     40
DK/NA                 5      7      7      5      7      2      4      7     13
 
 
36. Some people say there should be drilling for natural gas and oil in Ohio because of the potential economic benefits. Others say there should not be drilling for natural gas and oil in Ohio because of the potential environmental impact. Which comes closer to your point of view?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Allow drilling       67%    83%    51%    68%    71%    62%
No drilling          26     14     40     25     22     31
DK/NA                 7      2      9      6      7      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Allow drilling       64%    68%    61%    73%    69%    63%    68%    67%    68%
No drilling          31     25     29     23     27     29     28     26     24
DK/NA                 5      8     10      4      4      8      4      8      8
 
TREND: Some people say there should be drilling for natural gas and oil in Ohio because of the potential economic benefits, others say there should not be drilling for natural gas and oil in Ohio because of the potential environmental impact. Which comes closer to your point of view?
                     Jun 25  Apr 19  May 09  Jan 19
                     2013    2013    2012    2012
 
Drilling             67      63      64      64
No drilling          26      30      29      29
DK/NA                 7       7       8       7
 
 

Demographic Summary