CBS Ohio Poll: Obama Is A Man Without A Plan
Several interesting numbers below the numbers in a new CBS poll out of Ohio. Pelosi has a 13% approval rating, I think that's just above serial killer status. Obama is 38% approve to 58% disapprove on the economy and 34/59 percent respectively on job creation. As for Obama helping the economy, 32% say yes, 61% say no – oops! Fifty-four percent don't even think he has a plan. No wonder he's campaigning on college campuses. Students aren't in the full-time workforce, yet.
Kasich is tied with Stickland for Gov at 43/42 percent with 11% undecided, suggesting Kasich has room to close the deal with a strong ad buy in the fall. Portman is well out in front of Fisher 45/34 percent in the Senate race. The enthusiam gap is well documented in the numbers, too.
That has changed: Now, just 26 percent of Democrats say they are more enthusiastic about voting this year, while 57 percent of Republicans say they are more enthusiastic.
43 percent of Ohio likely voters said they would vote for their Republican candidate, while 39 percent said they would vote for the Democrat. Sixteen percent aren't sure.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's favorable rating in Ohio, meanwhile, is just 13 percent, and her unfavorable rating stands at 44 percent. Forty-one percent are undecided or haven't heard enough.
President Obama won the state of Ohio in 2008, but the state's residents currently do not view him favorably overall: The president's approval rating in Ohio stands at 43 percent, with 47 percent disapproving.
When it comes to the economy, the president's approval rating is just 38 percent (with 55 percent disapproving), while on job creation it is just 34 percent (with 59 percent disapproving).
Thirty-two percent of Ohio residents say the president has made progress in fixing the economy, while 61 percent say he has not. Thirty-seven percent say he has a clear plan for creating jobs, while 54 percent say does not.
Just 12 percent of the state's voters say Mr. Obama's economic programs, including the economic stimulus package, have helped them. More – 20 percent – say they have hurt. Two in three say they've had no effect.