November 26, 2013 - Unknown Dem Gains On Ohio Governor, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; More Voters Say Medicaid Expansion Is Good Idea
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich begins his reelection year with a 44 - 37 percent lead over a largely unknown possible Democratic challenger, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This is down from a 47 - 33 percent lead for Gov. Kasich in a June 25 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

Today, Kasich leads 88 - 4 percent among Republicans and 43 - 31 percent among independent voters, while Democrats go to FitzGerald 74 - 7 percent. Men back the Republican 48 - 35 percent while women are divided with 39 percent for Kasich and 38 percent for FitzGerald.

Ohio voters approve 52 - 33 percent of the job Kasich is doing as governor, close to his all-time high job approval of 54 - 32 percent June 25, and give him a 41 - 30 percent favorability rating.

For FitzGerald, 71 percent don't know enough to form an opinion.

"Ohio Gov. John Kasich enters his reelection year with only a 7-point lead over a largely unknown challenger. On the plus side, his approval ratings mark a huge turnaround from his first two years, when his job approval was in the 30s and Democrats were licking their chops at the prospect of making him a one-termer," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "But he's below the 50 percent mark in the matchup and on whether he deserves reelection.

"Democrat Ed FitzGerald has a long way to go to introduce himself to the voters of Ohio, Only about one in four voters know enough about him to have an opinion, meaning three in four don't know much about him."

"It will take a lot of money and time for the Cuyahoga County Executive to reach those voters, but introducing himself to them is his job one," Brown added. "While FitzGerald is trying to define himself, Kasich can be expected to spend a pretty penny trying to negatively define the Democrat."

Ohio voters say 48 - 39 percent that Kasich deserves to be reelected. He gets positive scores on a number of other measures:
  • 47 percent say he is "about right" on the political spectrum, while 10 percent say he is too liberal and 27 percent say he is too conservative;
  • Voters say 53 - 33 percent he is honest and trustworthy;
  • Voters approve 50 - 39 percent of the way he is handling the state economy;
  • Voters approve 44 - 40 percent of the way he is handling the state budget.
Voters are divided on whether FitzGerald has the right kind of experience to be governor, with 26 percent saying yes, 27 percent saying no and 47 percent undecided.

Fifty percent of voters or more can't decide where FitzGerald is on the political spectrum or whether he is honest and trustworthy.

Increasing the number of people eligible for Medicaid is a good idea, 51 percent of Ohio voters say, while 40 percent say it is a bad idea. Support for expanding Medicaid is 74 - 16 percent among Democrats and 51 - 40 percent among independent voters, with Republicans opposed 65 - 28 percent. Women say it's a good idea 52 - 38 percent, and men agree 49 - 42 percent.

Because of Kasich's decisions to expand Medicaid eligibility, 23 percent are less likely to vote for him, with 19 percent more likely and 54 percent who say it won't affect their vote.

"Because of Kasich's Medicaid expansion, 24 percent of Republicans say they are less likely to vote for him. History tells us, however, that many of those alienated party members come home on Election Day because they find the other candidates less palatable," Brown said.

From November 19 - 24, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,361 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 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    Wht    Blk
 
FitzGerald           37%     4%    74%    31%    35%    38%    32%    68%
Kasich               44     88      7     43     48     39     50      8
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      -      1      3      2      2      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      -      3      4      4      3      3      7
DK/NA                15      8     14     19     11     18     14     16
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
FitzGerald           38%    36%    39%    37%    31%    28%    40%    40%    34%
Kasich               49     42     37     50     52     39     40     44     52
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      2      1      1      3      2      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      4      4      3      3      7      5      2      1
DK/NA                10     16     18      9     12     23     13     13     12
 
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?
                     Nov 26  Jun 25  Apr 18  Feb 28
                     2013    2013    2013    2013
 
FitzGerald           37      33      37      35
Kasich               44      47      46      45
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       1       1       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4       4       2       2
DK/NA                15      15      15      17
 
 
2. 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            41%    75%    15%    40%    45%    37%    46%    14%
Unfavorable          30      6     50     29     30     29     27     48
Hvn't hrd enough     27     18     32     27     22     31     25     35
REFUSED               3      1      3      4      3      3      2      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            49%    38%    33%    45%    53%    32%    35%    44%    55%
Unfavorable          35     28     26     38     32     23     33     33     24
Hvn't hrd enough     11     32     38     14     14     45     31     18     17
REFUSED               4      2      3      3      1      -      1      5      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of John Kasich favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 26  Jun 25  Apr 18  Feb 28  Dec 11  Feb 28  Dec 10
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2013    2008
 
Favorable            41      47      46      48      40      48      18
Unfavorable          30      28      29      32      34      32       8
Hvn't hrd enough     27      22      24      17      24      17      73
REFUSED               3       3       1       3       2       3       1
 
 
3. 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            17%     2%    33%    14%    15%    18%    13%    39%
Unfavorable          11     15      3     10     15      6     11      4
Hvn't hrd enough     71     80     62     75     68     75     74     55
REFUSED               1      2      1      1      1      1      1      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            20%    15%    17%    18%    18%    11%    17%    19%    16%
Unfavorable          12     10      8     10     15     11     11     12     10
Hvn't hrd enough     67     73     73     72     65     78     70     68     72
REFUSED               1      1      1      -      2      -      2      1      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Ed FitzGerald favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Nov 26  Jun 25  Apr 18  Feb 28  Dec 11
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2012
 
Favorable            17      15      14      13      10
Unfavorable          11       9       8       5       5
Hvn't hrd enough     71      76      76      80      84
REFUSED               1       1       1       1       1
 
 
21. 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              52%    82%    32%    49%    59%    46%    55%    33%
Disapprove           33     11     54     34     31     36     31     49
DK/NA                15      7     14     17     10     18     14     18
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              55%    51%    48%    53%    62%    49%    47%    53%    61%
Disapprove           36     33     34     39     32     22     40     37     28
DK/NA                 8     17     18      8      6     29     13     10     11
 
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
                     Nov 26  Jun 25  Apr 18  Feb 28  Dec 11  Jun 25  Mar 23
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2013    2011*
 
Approve              52      54      52      53      42      54      30
Disapprove           33      32      34      32      35      32      46
DK/NA                15      13      15      14      23      13      23
 
 
22. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              41%    62%    28%    38%    46%    36%    42%    33%
Disapprove           42     20     56     45     39     44     40     46
DK/NA                18     18     16     18     15     20     18     21
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              45%    39%    37%    43%    52%    43%    39%    45%    38%
Disapprove           43     41     45     41     39     41     48     41     34
DK/NA                12     20     18     16      9     16     14     14     28
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 26  Jun 25  Apr 19  Feb 28  Dec 12  Dec 10  Dec 12
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2008    2006
 
Approve              41      41      41      39      39      46      25
Disapprove           42      41      41      42      38      35      55
DK/NA                18      18      17      19      23      19      20
 
 
26. 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         48%    82%    22%    46%    51%    45%    52%    30%
No/Does not          39     11     62     40     39     40     36     52
DK/NA                13      8     16     14     10     16     12     18
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Deserves         49%    47%    45%    47%    57%    48%    43%    48%    57%
No/Does not          41     39     40     44     35     33     45     43     31
DK/NA                10     14     15      9      8     20     13      9     12
 
TREND: Do you feel that John Kasich deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Nov 26  Jun 25  Apr 18  Feb 28  Dec 11
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2012
 
Yes/Deserves         48      49      46      46      36
No/Does not          39      37      37      36      43
DK/NA                13      14      17      18      21
 
 
27. Do you think John Kasich is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Liberal              10%     9%    10%     9%    11%     9%    10%     7%
Conservative         27      8     45     25     27     27     23     48
About right          47     76     25     46     49     45     51     20
DK/NA                17      7     20     19     14     19     16     24
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Liberal               7%    11%    11%     9%    10%     7%    13%     8%     9%
Conservative         37     23     24     34     31     26     30     31     19
About right          49     46     45     46     53     43     41     49     55
DK/NA                 8     20     21     11      7     25     16     12     17
 
TREND: Do you think John Kasich is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
                     Nov 26  Jun 25  Apr 18
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Liberal              10      10      10
Conservative         27      26      26
About right          47      48      47
DK/NA                17      16      16
 
 
28. Do you think Ed FitzGerald is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Liberal              16%    27%     6%    15%    20%    12%    18%     5%
Conservative          5      4      8      5      5      6      5     10
About right          29     15     47     27     29     29     26     50
DK/NA                49     54     40     53     46     52     51     35
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Liberal              20%    14%    12%    17%    27%    10%    17%    19%    15%
Conservative          2      7      6      5      6      4     10      2      4
About right          31     29     33     31     28     27     33     30     24
DK/NA                46     50     49     46     40     59     40     48     58
 
TREND: Do you think Ed FitzGerald is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
                     Nov 26  Jun 25  Apr 18
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Liberal              16      13      13
Conservative          5       5       3
About right          29      29      28
DK/NA                49      53      55
 
 
29. Do you think Ed FitzGerald has the right kind of experience to be Governor of Ohio or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  26%    13%    42%    23%    26%    26%    22%    48%
No                   27     38     17     27     32     22     29     16
DK/NA                47     50     41     50     42     52     49     35
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  27%    26%    28%    26%    28%    23%    31%    25%    22%
No                   29     27     27     25     31     23     27     29     28
DK/NA                44     48     45     49     41     54     42     46     49
 
TREND: Do you think Ed FitzGerald has the right kind of experience to be Governor of Ohio or not?
                     Nov 26  Jun 25  Apr 18
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Yes                  26      27      24
No                   27      27      26
DK/NA                47      46      50
 
 
31. Would you say that - John Kasich is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  53%    78%    35%    53%    57%    49%    56%    37%
No                   33     14     46     33     33     33     30     44
DK/NA                14      8     19     14     10     18     14     19
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  59%    51%    50%    54%    60%    42%    45%    58%    67%
No                   33     33     31     37     35     27     44     31     23
DK/NA                 8     17     18      9      5     31     11     11      9
 
 
32. Would you say that - Ed Fitzgerald is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  28%    14%    41%    30%    31%    26%    26%    49%
No                   17     23     11     15     19     15     17     11
DK/NA                55     63     48     55     50     59     57     40
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  31%    27%    29%    30%    32%    19%    30%    32%    29%
No                   15     18     19     13     20     20     20     16     10
DK/NA                53     55     52     57     48     61     49     51     61
 
 
33. Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Kasich is handling the economy?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              50%    79%    27%    50%    52%    47%    54%    23%
Disapprove           39     15     60     36     38     40     35     61
DK/NA                12      6     12     14     10     14     11     16
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              57%    47%    45%    51%    63%    39%    44%    55%    60%
Disapprove           36     40     42     40     32     39     46     37     28
DK/NA                 7     14     13      9      5     22     10      8     12
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Kasich is handling the economy?
                     Nov 26  Jun 25  Apr 18
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Approve              50      52      49
Disapprove           39      37      41
DK/NA                12      11      10
 
 
34. 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    Wht    Blk
 
Excellent             1%     1%     -      1%     1%     -      1%     -
Good                 38     55     25     38     46     30     41     23
Not so good          40     29     51     41     37     43     39     50
Poor                 18     11     22     17     13     23     18     20
DK/NA                 2      4      1      2      3      2      2      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Excellent             2%     1%     1%     1%     2%     1%     1%     -      2%
Good                 46     35     33     43     50     30     35     43     43
Not so good          42     40     41     46     34     46     40     41     37
Poor                  9     22     24     10     11     18     23     15     15
DK/NA                 2      3      1      -      3      5      1      1      4
 
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
                     Nov 26  Jun 25  Apr 18  Mar 18  Feb 06  Jun 25  Mar 18
                     2013    2013    2013    2009    2009    2013    2009*
 
Excellent             1       2       2       -       -       2       -
Good                 38      40      36       5       5      40       5
Not so good          40      42      44      36      33      42      36
Poor                 18      15      16      59      61      15      59
DK/NA                 2       1       2       -       1       1       -
 
 
35. Do you think Ohio's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Better               35%    48%    27%    37%    40%    31%    35%    38%
Worse                17     12     22     14     10     22     15     27
The same             46     39     49     47     48     45     48     34
DK/NA                 1      2      1      2      1      2      2      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Better               47%    31%    31%    36%    47%    31%    35%    38%    37%
Worse                 9     20     21     13     11     19     17     17     14
The same             43     48     46     51     42     49     48     44     45
DK/NA                 1      2      2      -      -      1      -      1      4
 
TREND: Do you think Ohio's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Nov 26  Jun 25  Apr 18  Dec 11
                     2013    2013    2013    2012
 
Better               35      44      43      42
Worse                17      11      13      19
The same             46      42      43      38
DK/NA                 1       2       1       1
 
 
36a. (If economy better q35) 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 Q35
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
A lot                11%    10%    12%
Some                 22     18     27 
A little             24     29     19 
None at all          40     42     38 
DK/NA                 2      2      3 
 
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........
                     Nov 26  Jun 25  Dec 11
                     2013    2013    2012
 
A lot                11      15      31
Some                 22      28      27
A little             24      20      13
None at all          40      35      28
DK/NA                 2       1       -
 
 
36b. (If economy better q35) 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 Q35
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
A lot                29%    32%    26%
Some                 45     46     44 
A little             19     17     23 
None at all           2      3      - 
DK/NA                 5      3      7 
 
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........
                     Nov 26  Jun 25  Dec 11
                     2013    2013    2012
 
A lot                29      29      23
Some                 45      43      38
A little             19      19      27
None at all           2       5      10
DK/NA                 5       4       2
 
 
37a. (If economy worse q35) 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 Q35
                     Tot
 
A lot                49%
Some                 18 
A little             18 
None at all          14 
DK/NA                 1 
 
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.........
                     Nov 26  Jun 25  Dec 11
                     2013    2013    2012
 
A lot                49      40      42
Some                 18      24      28
A little             18      25      12
None at all          14      11      17
DK/NA                 1       -       1
 
 
37b. (If economy worse q35) 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 Q35
                     Tot
 
A lot                34%
Some                 39 
A little             17 
None at all           7 
DK/NA                 3 
 
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.........
                     Nov 26  Jun 25  Dec 11
                     2013    2013    2012
 
A lot                34      33      28
Some                 39      34      36
A little             17      21      22
None at all           7       5       8
DK/NA                 3       7       5
 
 
38. Compared to most other states, would you say Ohio's economy is better, worse, or about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Better               29%    37%    24%    27%    33%    26%    28%    38%
Worse                23     18     26     22     21     25     23     23
About the same       43     40     47     44     42     44     45     30
DK/NA                 5      6      3      6      4      6      5     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Better               33%    27%    26%    31%    33%    32%    27%    28%    32%
Worse                20     24     23     22     23     22     29     22     15
About the same       43     43     45     45     40     41     41     45     46
DK/NA                 4      6      5      2      4      5      4      5      7
 
TREND: Compared to most other states, would you say Ohio's economy is better, worse, or about the same?
                     Nov 26  Jun 25  Apr 18
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Better               29      28      25
Worse                23      21      19
About the same       43      46      49
DK/NA                 5       6       7
 
 
39. Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Kasich is handling the state budget?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              44%    71%    24%    45%    52%    38%    47%    28%
Disapprove           40     19     58     38     35     44     37     56
DK/NA                16     11     17     17     13     19     16     15
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              52%    42%    40%    47%    57%    35%    39%    50%    55%
Disapprove           39     40     41     43     36     39     48     39     28
DK/NA                 9     18     19     10      8     26     13     12     17
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Kasich is handling the state budget?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 26  Jun 25  Feb 28  Dec 11  May 09  Jun 25  Mar 23
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2013    2011
 
Approve              44      46      45      40      37      46      31
Disapprove           40      38      39      40      49      38      51
DK/NA                16      16      15      21      14      16      18
 
 
40. Do you think the state budget is fair or unfair to people like you?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Fair                 48%    70%    29%    49%    54%    42%    50%    34%
Unfair               43     21     60     43     37     48     40     57
DK/NA                10      9     11      8      9     10     10      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Fair                 59%    43%    39%    54%    61%    45%    43%    49%    55%
Unfair               31     47     50     39     33     42     50     41     33
DK/NA                10     10     10      7      6     13      7      9     12
 
TREND: Do you think the state budget is fair or unfair to people like you?
                     Nov 26  Jun 25  Feb 28  Dec 11
                     2013    2013    2013    2012
 
Fair                 48      49      45      44
Unfair               43      40      43      41
DK/NA                10      11      11      15
 
41. As you may know Medicaid is a government program that pays for health care for low-income people and others with certain disabilities. Do you think that increasing the number of people eligible for Medicaid coverage in Ohio is a good idea or a bad idea?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Good idea            51%    28%    74%    51%    49%    52%    47%    75%
Bad idea             40     65     16     40     42     38     44     17
DK/NA                 9      7     10      9      8      9      9      8
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Good idea            53%    50%    56%    46%    45%    46%    50%    56%    48%
Bad idea             43     40     34     47     50     47     44     34     39
DK/NA                 5     10     10      7      5      7      6     10     13
 
TREND: As you may know, Medicaid is a government program that pays for health care for low-income people and others with certain disabilities. Do you think that increasing the number of people eligible for Medicaid coverage in Ohio is a good idea or a bad idea?
                     Nov 26  Jun 26  Apr 19  Mar 01
                     2013    2013    2013    2013
 
Good idea            51      46      48      48
Bad idea             40      47      43      42
DK/NA                 9       7       9      10
 
 
42. As you may know, the Kasich Administration decided to increase the number of people eligible for Medicaid coverage in Ohio. Does this decision make you more likely to vote for Kasich in the 2014 election for governor, less likely, or doesn't it make a difference?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
More likely          19%    14%    24%    19%    18%    20%    18%    27%
Less likely          23     24     19     23     24     22     23     25
No difference        54     58     52     54     54     54     55     42
DK/NA                 4      4      5      5      4      5      4      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
More likely          18%    20%    25%    11%    17%    25%    16%    23%    15%
Less likely          20     24     24     24     21     30     25     19     20
No difference        59     52     47     61     60     41     57     54     57
DK/NA                 4      5      4      3      2      4      2      3      9
 
 

Demographic Summary