Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling polled the Ohio Senate race this week, as well as the popularity of Obamacare.
Portman had a small lead against both Fisher and Brunner, but the story was the high level of anonymity among all candidates. 55%, 62%, and 66% of Ohioans didn't know enough about Fisher, Brunner, and Portman, respectively, to have an opinion.
The complete and total lack of engagement by Ohio voters does encourage one particular point for all statewide races, don't blow your opportunity to push your major proposals when no one in Ohio is listening.
What amazes me is that Lee Fisher, despite this Senate race being his FIFTH time on the statewide ballot, still has more than half of Ohio having absolutely no idea who he is.
That takes a special kind of boring.
But the real story of this poll was the massive unpopularity of Obamacare in Ohio.
Here are the approve/disapprove numbers by Party:
Almost 1/5 of Democrats are against it?
Independents hate it by 35 points?!?!
And before anyone wants to discount PPP as a legitimate poll, check out this analysis showing them to be one of the most accurate pollsters of the 2008 election. Additionally, they are DEMOCRATS!
Said Ted Strickland after learning about these numbers, "this would have been good information to know last week! Sheesh!"
Congressman Boccieri was known to have uttered, "oh crap", before running into his office supply closet and closing the door.
And Mary Jo Kiljobs was reported to have started crying. Weeping, actually.
Said the entire Democratic Party....