July 3, 2009 - Ohio Budget Crisis Takes Toll On Governor's Approval, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Back Gambling, Ban On Anti-Gay Discrimination

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Ohio voters approve 46 - 42 percent of the job Gov. Ted Strickland is doing, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today, down from 57 - 29 percent in a May 6 survey. This is Gov. Strickland's lowest approval rating since a 45 - 12 score, with 43 percent undecided, February 1, 2007, one month after he took office.

Voters give Gov. Strickland two big thumbs down, disapproving 53 - 33 percent of the way he is handling the economy and disapproving 53 - 32 percent of the way he is handling the state budget. Voters also feel 40 - 34 percent that Gov. Strickland has not kept his campaign promises, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University survey finds. These are Strickland's lowest scores on these three measures.

U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine, a possible Republican challenger in the 2010 Governor's race, has caught up with the struggling Strickland, with 40 percent to the Governor's 41 percent, compared to a 48 - 36 percent Strickland lead May 6. Another challenger, former Congressman John Kasich, trails Strickland 43 - 38 percent, compared to 51 - 32 percent May 6.

Kasich now leads DeWine 35 - 32 percent in a Republican primary, reversing a 35 - 23 DeWine lead May 6. Another 29 percent of GOP voters remain undecided.

"The lousy economy and its impact on any politician's ability to deliver the goods have taken their toll on governors throughout the nation and now Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland is feeling the heat," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "In addition, the squabbling over the state budget has taken its toll on Strickland's image, and that of the Legislature as well.

"Strickland's extremely sharp drop-off in so short a time reflects growing public frustration. Voters don't see the economy improving and have decided that after almost three years in office they should start holding Ted Strickland at least partially responsible," Brown added. "The question now is whether this is the start of a larger move or just a temporary reaction.

"Is Strickland on the ropes or will he bounce back?"

Independent voters, often the key to victory in Ohio elections, disapprove 45 - 42 percent of Strickland's overall job performance and giving him a 57 - 30 percent thumbs down for his handling of the economy.

Ohio voters disapprove 49 - 31 percent of the job the State Legislature is doing,

The good news for the Governor is that voters support 65 - 31 percent his proposal to place video slot machines at racetracks around the state. But voters say 84 - 13 percent that they should decide the issue in a referendum, rather than leaving the decision to the State Legislature.

Voters support legalized gambling in general 60 - 36 percent and support 61 - 35 percent gambling casinos in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Toledo.

Support for city casinos and racetrack slots is strong among all parties and in all areas of the state.

Same Sex Marriage

Voters support 57 - 35 percent pending state legislation that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Ohio voters oppose same-sex marriage 60 - 33 percent and tie 46 - 47 percent on support for same-sex civil unions.

Democrats split 47 - 46 percent on same-sex marriage, which is opposed 82 -16 percent by Republicans and 56 - 35 percent by independent voters. Opposition is 61 - 31 percent among white Catholics, 68 - 26 percent among white Protestants and 80 - 16 percent among white evangelical Christians.

Same-sex civil unions wins 53 - 40 percent support from Democrats and 50 - 39 percent support from independent voters, with Republicans opposed 62 - 33 percent.

From June 26 - July 1, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,259 Ohio voters, with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio and the nation as a public service and for research. For more data and RSS feed - http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, or call (203) 582-5201.

1. (If registered Republican) As you may know there will be an election for governor in Ohio in 2010. Thinking about the Republican primary for governor, if the 2010 Republican primary for governor were being held today and the candidates were John Kasich, Mike DeWine and Kevin Coughlin for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED REPS..
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Kasich               35%    42%    27%
DeWine               32     29     34
Coughlin              3      5      1
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      3      -
DK/NA                29     21     37
 
TREND: (If registered Republican) As you may know there will be an election for governor in Ohio in 2010. Thinking about the Republican primary for governor, if the 2010 Republican primary for governor were being held today and the candidates were John Kasich, Mike DeWine and Kevin Coughlin, for whom would you vote? (*Someone Else & Wouldn't Vote volunteered options not in option list)
                     REGISTERED REPUBLICANS.......
                     Jul 3   May 6   Mar 17  Feb 5
                     2009    2009    2009    2009*
 
Kasich               35      23      27      22
DeWine               32      35      32      37
Coughlin              3       2       2       3
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       2       2       -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       1       1       -
DK/NA                29      37      37      37
 
 
4. If the 2010 election for governor were being held today and the candidates were Ted Strickland the Democrat and John Kasich the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Strickland           43%    10%    83%    34%    38%    47%    31%
Kasich               38     76      7     36     45     32     50
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      1      2      3      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      -      -      1      2      -      1
DK/NA                16     12      9     26     12     20     17
 
TREND: If the 2010 election for governor were being held today and the candidates were Ted Strickland the Democrat and John Kasich the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Jul 3   May 6   Mar 17  Feb 5
                     2009    2009    2009    2009
 
Strickland           43      51      51      56
Kasich               38      32      31      26
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       1       1       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1       1       2       1
DK/NA                16      16      15      16
 
 
5. If the 2010 election for governor were being held today and the candidates were Ted Strickland the Democrat and Mike DeWine the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Strickland           41%    10%    78%    35%    37%    45%    29%
DeWine               40     77     12     37     45     35     53
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      -      3      2      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      1      4      3      1      2
DK/NA                15     10      9     22     11     18     14
 
TREND: If the 2010 election for governor were being held today and the candidates were Ted Strickland the Democrat and Mike DeWine the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Jul 3   May 6   Mar 17  Feb 5
                     2009    2009    2009    2009
 
Strickland           41      48      50      54
DeWine               40      36      34      32
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       1       1       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       1       2       1
DK/NA                15      14      12      11
 
 
10. Is your opinion of - Ted Strickland favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Favorable            42%    20%    70%    39%    40%    45%    32%
Unfavorable          37     64     11     40     44     32     51
Hvn't hrd enough     18     15     18     16     14     20     16
REFUSED               3      1      1      5      2      3      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of - Ted Strickland favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Jul 3   May 6   Mar 17  Feb 5   Dec 10
                     2009    2009    2009    2009    2008
 
Favorable            42      53      54      60      47
Unfavorable          37      25      26      19      25
Hvn't hrd enough     18      18      17      17      26
REFUSED               3       3       3       3       2
 
 
11. Is your opinion of - Mike DeWine favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Favorable            39%    62%    26%    33%    41%    38%    47%
Unfavorable          22     12     27     26     26     19     18
Hvn't hrd enough     37     24     46     39     31     42     33
REFUSED               2      2      1      2      2      2      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of - Mike DeWine favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Jul 3   May 6   Mar 17  Feb 5   Dec 10
                     2009    2009    2009    2009    2008
 
Favorable            39      39      40      45      43
Unfavorable          22      28      25      23      24
Hvn't hrd enough     37      31      32      30      32
REFUSED               2       2       3       2       1
 
 
12. Is your opinion of - Kevin Coughlin favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Favorable             5%     8%     3%     4%     6%     3%     7%
Unfavorable           3      1      4      4      3      4      3
Hvn't hrd enough     91     91     92     90     88     93     89
REFUSED               2      1      1      2      2      1      1
 
TREND:Is your opinion of - Kevin Coughlin favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Jul 3   May 6   Mar 17  Feb 5
                     2009    2009    2009    2009
 
Favorable             5       3       4       5%
Unfavorable           3       3       2       3
Hvn't hrd enough     91      94      92      91
REFUSED               2       -       1       1
 
 
13. Is your opinion of - John Kasich favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Favorable            26%    43%    11%    25%    32%    20%    27%
Unfavorable           7      3     10      7      8      6      3
Hvn't hrd enough     66     54     77     66     58     73     69
REFUSED               1      1      1      2      2      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of - John Kasich favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Jul 3   May 6   Mar 17  Feb 5   Dec 10
                     2009    2009    2009    2009    2008
 
Favorable            26      22      21      21      18
Unfavorable           7       7       6       6       8
Hvn't hrd enough     66      70      71      71      73
REFUSED               1       1       1       1       1
 
 
18. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ted Strickland is handling his job as Governor?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Approve              46%    26%    70%    42%    44%    48%    34%
Disapprove           42     63     20     45     47     38     54
DK/NA                12     11     10     13      9     14     12
 
                     Cntrl  NrthE  NrthW  SthE   SthW   WstCnt
 
Approve              44%    52%    44%    49%    37%    41%
Disapprove           48     39     36     41     44     48
DK/NA                 7      9     19     10     20     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ted Strickland is handling his job as Governor?
                                                             APPROVE.....
                                                             High   Low
                     Jul 3   May 6   Mar 17  Feb 5   Dec 10  Feb 5  Feb 1
                     2009    2009    2009    2009    2008    2009   2007
 
Approve              46      57      56      63      54      63     45
Disapprove           42      29      30      25      25      25     12
DK/NA                12      13      13      12      22      12     43
 
 
21. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Approve              31%    26%    39%    26%    30%    32%    27%
Disapprove           49     55     39     53     55     43     52
DK/NA                20     19     22     21     15     25     21
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jul 3   May 6   Dec 10  Aug 14  Nov 13  Dec 10  Dec 12
                     2009    2009    2008    2008    2007    2008    2006
 
Approve              31      36      46      42      41      46      25
Disapprove           49      40      35      41      32      35      55
DK/NA                20      24      19      17      26      19      20
 
 
26. Do you think that Ted Strickland has kept his campaign promises so far or not?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Yes                  34%    19%    53%    31%    35%    34%    26%
No                   40     56     23     44     44     38     48
DK/NA                25     25     25     25     21     29     26
 
                     Cntrl  NrthE  NrthW  SthE   SthW   WstCnt
 
Yes                  35%    36%    38%    38%    28%    31%
No                   44     40     35     42     41     37
DK/NA                20     24     27     20     31     32
 
TREND: Do you think that Ted Strickland has kept his campaign promises so far or not?
                     Jul 3   May 6   Mar 17  Feb 5   Dec 11  Aug 14  Jun 4
                     2009    2009    2009    2009    2008    2008    2008
 
Yes                  34      44      46      46      44      47      46
No                   40      32      30      27      26      31      30
DK/NA                25      24      24      27      30      22      24
 
 
27. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ted Strickland is handling the economy?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Approve              33%    17%    52%    30%    34%    33%    25%
Disapprove           53     73     32     57     57     50     62
DK/NA                13     10     16     13     10     17     13
 
                     Cntrl  NrthE  NrthW  SthE   SthW   WstCnt
 
Approve              34%    33%    38%    43%    28%    34%
Disapprove           58     53     41     50     55     54
DK/NA                 8     15     21      7     17     12
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ted Strickland is handling the economy?
                     Jul 3   May 6   Mar 17  Feb 5
                     2009    2009    2009    2009
 
Approve              33      43      39      44
Disapprove           53      43      45      37
DK/NA                13      15      16      19
 
 
29. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ted Strickland is handling the state budget?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Approve              32%    15%    51%    27%    31%    32%    26%
Disapprove           53     73     32     58     58     49     61
DK/NA                15     12     16     15     11     18     14
 
                     Cntrl  NrthE  NrthW  SthE   SthW   WstCnt
 
Approve              31%    34%    32%    39%    26%    28%
Disapprove           60     49     48     48     56     60
DK/NA                10     17     20     12     18     12
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ted Strickland is handling the state budget?
                     Jul 3   May 6   Mar 17  Feb 5   Dec 11
                     2009    2009    2009    2009    2008
 
Approve              32      43      44      48      41
Disapprove           53      40      36      30      31
DK/NA                15      17      20      21      29
 
 
30. Would you support or oppose a law that would allow same-sex couples to get married?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Support              33%    16%    47%    35%    24%    42%
Oppose               60     82     46     56     70     52
DK/NA                 6      2      7      9      6      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    INCOME.............  NoColl Coll
                     18-34  35-54  55+    <50    50-100 >100K  Degree Degree
 
Support              46%    32%    28%    33%    34%    39%    30%    43%
Oppose               52     61     65     61     60     56     63     52
DK/NA                 2      7      8      6      6      4      7      5
 
                                                 WHITE.............
                     KNOW SMONEQ36 CAUSE Q35.... BrnAgn
                     Yes    No     Born  Choose  Evngl  Prot   Cath
 
Support              41%    21%    55%    21%    16%    26%    31%
Oppose               53     73     40     75     80     68     61
DK/NA                 6      7      5      4      4      5      9
 
 
31. Would you support or oppose a law that would allow civil unions for same-sex couples?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Support              46%    33%    53%    50%    40%    51%
Oppose               47     62     40     39     53     40
DK/NA                 8      5      7     10      7      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    INCOME.............  NoColl Coll
                     18-34  35-54  55+    <50    50-100 >100K  Degree Degree
 
Support              59%    45%    39%    41%    52%    60%    40%    63%
Oppose               37     49     51     53     43     37     52     32
DK/NA                 4      6     10      7      5      2      8      6
 
                                                 WHITE.............
                     KNOW SMONEQ36 CAUSE Q35.... BrnAgn
                     Yes    No     Born  Choose  Evngl  Prot   Cath
 
Support              56%    31%    71%    33%    31%    40%    48%
Oppose               37     61     24     64     63     52     45
DK/NA                 7      8      6      4      6      8      7
 
 
32. Do you think same-sex couples should be allowed legally to marry, should be allowed legally to form civil unions but not marry, or should not be allowed to obtain legal recognition of their relationships?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Marry                28%    13%    42%    27%    20%    35%
Civil unions         29     31     23     34     29     28
No recognition       36     50     28     30     42     30
DK/NA                 8      6      8      9      9      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    INCOME.............  NoColl Coll
                     18-34  35-54  55+    <50    50-100 >100K  Degree Degree
 
Marry                42%    27%    21%    29%    28%    31%    25%    36%
Civil unions         27     29     29     24     33     38     27     34
No recognition       28     38     39     38     34     28     39     25
DK/NA                 2      7     11      9      4      4      8      5
 
                                                 WHITE.............
                     KNOW SMONEQ36 CAUSE Q35.... BrnAgn
                     Yes    No     Born  Choose  Evngl  Prot   Cath
 
Marry                36%    17%    47%    18%    13%    20%    25%
Civil unions         30     27     32     26     31     32     33
No recognition       27     48     17     49     51     40     37
DK/NA                 7      8      4      7      6      8      6
 
TREND: Do you think same-sex couples should be allowed legally to marry, should be allowed legally to form civil unions, but not marry, or should not be allowed to obtain legal recognition of their relationships?
                     Jul 3   Aug 8
                     2009    2007
 
Marry                28      23
Civil unions         29      29
No recognition       36      37
DK/NA                 8      11
 
 
33. Some people say that same-sex marriage is a threat to traditional marriage between a man and woman. Do you agree or disagree?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Agree                38%    50%    29%    32%    41%    35%
Disagree             59     45     68     63     55     62
DK/NA                 4      5      3      5      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    INCOME.............  NoColl Coll
                     18-34  35-54  55+    <50    50-100 >100K  Degree Degree
 
Agree                33%    37%    40%    39%    39%    30%    41%    28%
Disagree             66     60     54     58     57     66     56     68
DK/NA                 1      3      5      3      4      4      4      4
                                                 WHITE.............
                     KNOW SMONEQ36 CAUSE Q35.... BrnAgn
                     Yes    No     Born  Choose  Evngl  Prot   Cath
 
Agree                30%    50%    21%    50%    54%    44%    33%
Disagree             66     47     78     48     42     52     64
DK/NA                 3      4      2      2      5      4      4
 
 
34. Some people say that not allowing same-sex couples to get married is discrimination. Do you agree or disagree?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Agree                37%    15%    54%    40%    29%    44%
Disagree             59     82     42     55     67     51
DK/NA                 4      3      4      5      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    INCOME.............  NoColl Coll
                     18-34  35-54  55+    <50    50-100 >100K  Degree Degree
 
Agree                46%    34%    35%    37%    37%    37%    35%    43%
Disagree             54     64     59     58     61     62     61     54
DK/NA                 -      2      6      5      1      1      4      4
 
                                                 WHITE.............
                     KNOW SMONEQ36 CAUSE Q35.... BrnAgn
                     Yes    No     Born  Choose  Evngl  Prot   Cath
 
Agree                46%    25%    59%    25%    20%    30%    37%
Disagree             51     72     38     74     78     67     57
DK/NA                 4      3      3      1      2      3      5
 
 
35. In your opinion, what causes someone to be gay or lesbian - do you believe that people are born gay or lesbian, or that people become gay or lesbian because of the way they are brought up, or is it just the way that some people choose to live?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Born                 36%    29%    45%    38%    30%    42%
Brought up            7      7      6      4      8      5
Choose               41     45     38     40     44     38
DK/NA                16     18     12     19     18     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    INCOME.............  NoColl Coll
                     18-34  35-54  55+    <50    50-100 >100K  Degree Degree
 
Born                 28%    39%    39%    33%    41%    44%    32%    49%
Brought up            9      4      7      7      5      7      7      5
Choose               51     41     37     46     35     33     46     27
DK/NA                12     16     18     14     20     16     15     19
 
                                   WHITE.............
                     KNOW SMONEQ36 BrnAgn
                     Yes    No     Evngl  Prot   Cath
 
Born                 43%    27%    25%    35%    46%
Brought up            6      8      9      8      4
Choose               35     50     50     41     34
DK/NA                15     16     16     16     16
 
 
36. Do you have close friends or close relatives who are gay or lesbian?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  59%    56%    60%    61%    54%    63%
No                   40     42     39     38     43     36
DK/NA                 2      2      1      1      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    INCOME.............  NoColl Coll
                     18-34  35-54  55+    <50    50-100 >100K  Degree Degree
 
Yes                  61%    64%    55%    57%    63%    67%    55%    72%
No                   38     36     43     42     37     31     44     27
DK/NA                 1      -      2      1      -      2      1      1
 
                                   WHITE.............
                     CAUSE Q35.... BrnAgn
                     Born  Choose  Evngl  Prot   Cath
 
Yes                  70%    51%    54%    58%    58%
No                   29     48     45     41     40
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1
 
 
37. In general, do you think society is paying too much, too little, or about the right amount of attention to the needs of gays and lesbians?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Too much             50%    65%    38%    50%    57%    45%
Too little           16      7     27     14     10     21
About right amount   24     21     24     25     23     25
DK/NA                10      7     10     11     10      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    INCOME.............  NoColl Coll
                     18-34  35-54  55+    <50    50-100 >100K  Degree Degree
 
Too much             39%    49%    57%    53%    44%    50%    52%    44%
Too little           22     16     12     18     16     15     15     18
About right amount   30     26     20     20     31     32     22     30
DK/NA                 9      9     10      9      9      3     10      8
 
                                                 WHITE.............
                     KNOW SMONEQ36 CAUSE Q35.... BrnAgn
                     Yes    No     Born  Choose  Evngl  Prot   Cath
 
Too much             43%    62%    33%    66%    63%    56%    52%
Too little           20     10     25      9     10     13     14
About right amount   28     19     33     20     21     23     28
DK/NA                 9      9      9      5      7      8      7
 
 
38. The Ohio Legislature is considering a bill that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. Do you support or oppose a law banning discrimination based on sexual orientation in Ohio?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Support              57%    45%    66%    59%    53%    60%
Oppose               35     46     28     29     40     30
DK/NA                 8      9      6     11      6     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    INCOME.............  NoColl Coll
                     18-34  35-54  55+    <50    50-100 >100K  Degree Degree
 
Support              66%    58%    52%    57%    59%    67%    55%    66%
Oppose               27     36     38     35     33     28     37     26
DK/NA                 6      6     10      8      7      5      8      8
 
                                                 WHITE.............
                     KNOW SMONEQ36 CAUSE Q35.... BrnAgn
                     Yes    No     Born  Choose  Evngl  Prot   Cath
 
Support              64%    47%    77%    46%    46%    52%    60%
Oppose               28     44     19     45     46     39     32
DK/NA                 7     10      4      9      8      9      8
 
 
39. Supporters say it is important to ban discrimination against gays and lesbians just as the law bans such discrimination based on race, gender, national origin and religion. Do you agree or disagree?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Agree                59%    49%    69%    59%    56%    63%
Disagree             32     41     26     31     38     27
DK/NA                 8     10      5      9      6     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    INCOME.............  NoColl Coll
                     18-34  35-54  55+    <50    50-100 >100K  Degree Degree
 
Agree                65%    63%    54%    60%    63%    66%    57%    68%
Disagree             31     32     34     32     31     29     34     26
DK/NA                 4      5     12      8      6      6      9      6
 
                                                 WHITE.............
                     KNOW SMONEQ36 CAUSE Q35.... BrnAgn
                     Yes    No     Born  Choose  Evngl  Prot   Cath
 
Agree                68%    48%    77%    45%    47%    55%    59%
Disagree             26     42     17     48     43     37     32
DK/NA                 6     10      6      7      9      9      9
 
 
40. Opponents say such a law would create special rights for gays and lesbians. Do you agree or disagree?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Agree                33%    44%    25%    29%    39%    28%
Disagree             57     45     66     63     53     61
DK/NA                10     11     10      8      8     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    INCOME.............  NoColl Coll
                     18-34  35-54  55+    <50    50-100 >100K  Degree Degree
 
Agree                29%    35%    34%    33%    37%    26%    34%    29%
Disagree             65     56     55     57     57     70     55     64
DK/NA                 7      8     12     10      7      4     11      7
 
                                                 WHITE.............
                     KNOW SMONEQ36 CAUSE Q35.... BrnAgn
                     Yes    No     Born  Choose  Evngl  Prot   Cath
 
Agree                32%    35%    19%    42%    44%    37%    32%
Disagree             60     55     75     49     47     55     57
DK/NA                 9     10      6      9      9      9     12
 
 
41. In general, do you support or oppose legalized casino gambling in Ohio?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Support              60%    54%    65%    60%    65%    56%    48%
Oppose               36     43     32     33     33     38     49
DK/NA                 4      3      3      7      2      6      3
 
                     Cntrl  NrthE  NrthW  SthE   SthW   WstCnt
 
Support              59%    61%    60%    48%    66%    57%
Oppose               39     35     32     42     30     38
DK/NA                 2      4      8     10      4      5
 
TREND: In general, do you support or oppose legalized casino gambling in Ohio?
                     Jul 3   Aug 14
                     2009    2008
 
Support              60      61
Oppose               36      34
DK/NA                 4       4
 
 
42. Voters may be asked to approve a plan that would allow gambling casinos to be built in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Toledo. Do you support or oppose allowing casinos to be built in those four cities?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Support              61%    54%    66%    63%    65%    58%    50%
Oppose               35     44     31     33     33     38     49
DK/NA                 3      2      3      4      2      4      2
 
                     Cntrl  NrthE  NrthW  SthE   SthW   WstCnt
 
Support              60%    62%    64%    57%    65%    58%
Oppose               38     35     28     39     34     38
DK/NA                 2      3      8      3      2      4
 
 
43. If the gambling casinos are approved, how likely do you think it is that you would go to one of them - very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, or not likely at all?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Very likely          20%    16%    22%    18%    23%    17%    16%
Smwht likely         21     19     24     21     22     20     18
Not too likely       16     17     15     19     16     17     12
Not likely at all    43     48     39     42     39     47     54
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      -      -      -
 
                     Cntrl  NrthE  NrthW  SthE   SthW   WstCnt
 
Very likely          21%    21%    19%    14%    15%    24%
Smwht likely         19     22     22     16     20     21
Not too likely       17     16     10     19     22     12
Not likely at all    43     41     49     50     42     43
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      1      -
 
 
44. As part of an effort to reduce the budget deficit, Governor Strickland has proposed installing video slot machines at Ohio's seven horserace tracks. Do you support or oppose putting video slot machines at horserace tracks in Ohio as a way to help reduce the budget deficit?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Support              65%    57%    72%    66%    67%    62%    53%
Oppose               31     38     24     29     28     33     42
DK/NA                 5      4      4      5      4      5      5
 
                     Cntrl  NrthE  NrthW  SthE   SthW   WstCnt
 
Support              69%    65%    58%    61%    68%    62%
Oppose               29     31     30     34     28     34
DK/NA                 3      4     13      5      4      4
 
 
45. Who do you think should decide whether or not video slot machines are installed at horserace tracks in Ohio - the state legislature or state voters?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Legislature          13%     7%    20%    10%    16%    10%     9%
Voters               84     92     75     87     80     87     89
DK/NA                 3      1      4      2      4      3      2
 
                     Cntrl  NrthE  NrthW  SthE   SthW   WstCnt
 
Legislature           9%    15%    16%     7%    10%    17%
Voters               88     81     77     93     88     82
DK/NA                 3      4      7      -      2      1
 
46. Have you ever been to one of Ohio's horserace tracks?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Yes                  49%    51%    46%    48%    56%    42%    47%
No                   51     48     53     51     44     57     53
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      -      1      -
 
                     Cntrl  NrthE  NrthW  SthE   SthW   WstCnt
 
Yes                  52%    47%    49%    33%    64%    40%
No                   47     52     51     67     36     60
DK/NA                 1      1      -      -      -      -
 
 
47. Would having slot machines make it more likely that you would go to a horserace track in Ohio, less likely, or wouldn't it make a difference?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
More likely          12%     8%    15%    14%    13%    11%    11%
Less likely           8      9      8      8      7      9     12
Wouldn't make diff   80     82     77     78     79     80     77
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      -      -      -
 
                     Cntrl  NrthE  NrthW  SthE   SthW   WstCnt
 
More likely          18%    11%    11%     9%    12%     8%
Less likely           6     10      6      5      6     12
Wouldn't make diff   76     79     83     86     81     80
DK/NA                 1      -      -      1      -      1
 
 
48. How concerned are you that the new slot machines will increase gambling addiction in Ohio - are you very concerned, somewhat concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Very concerned       15%    18%    15%    11%    11%    18%    22%
Smwht concerned      21     22     21     22     19     23     28
Not too concerned    27     26     30     28     25     29     19
Not concerned at all 36     34     34     37     44     29     31
DK/NA                 1      -      1      2      1      1      -
 
                     Cntrl  NrthE  NrthW  SthE   SthW   WstCnt
 
Very concerned       16%    15%    15%    16%    11%    15%
Smwht concerned      17     23     25     27     19     19
Not too concerned    28     27     21     30     22     34
Not concerned at all 38     33     38     28     47     32
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      -      1