Friday, March 19, 2010

SurveyUSA lays out the bad news for Strickland...

As I've discussed recently here on 3BP, one of the most important questions in an election that centers around an incumbent seeking re-election is the one asking voters about that incumbent's job approval rating.

Survey USA, the most accurate pollster of the big three elections of 2009, recently surveyed 600 Ohio Adults.

"Adults" is a key word here. Usually you find pollsters surveying one of three groups - likely voters, registered voters, or adults. "Adults" aren't screened in any way, and due to the propensity for GOP-leaning voters to be more likely to vote, tend to be skewed towards the left.

Considering the results of the Survey USA poll, that's an important distinction.
  • By 54-40, Ohioans disapprove of the job Ted Strickland is doing as Governor.
  • Among Independent voters, that disapproval jumps to 61-32.
  • However, the most shocking result came from those who describe themselves as "liberal" where disapproval once again wins the day by a score of 47-46.
Think about that for a second. Nearly half of all liberals disapprove of Ted Strickland.

That is absolutely staggering.

If that number is just cut in half, I still would find it extremely difficult that Ted Strickland could get out the vote necessary to win in November. Would those liberals vote for John Kasich? Probably not. But they also wouldn't bother leaving their couches.

With poll after poll showing this kind of disaffection, it's clear that Strickland will have no choice but to go obnoxiously negative in his commercials this fall.

Thank God for DVR, eh?


  1. This is a slam dunk that proves that Jon Keeling is wrong. I'm an attorney and Jon is not. That means I am all-knowing and Jon is essentially without worth. It doesn't matter that polling data has been going against my sugar daddy Governor Teddy for months.


    My PlunderBuddy Tim Russo relates to how I love Teddy because Timmy has been trying to be a sugar daddy for many years. Just ask the FBI, who caught Timmy trying to lure a 12-year-old boy for some man-boy lovin.

    I guess, I'm just lucky to have such a good sugar daddy in Governor Teddy! Teddy's been givin' me money to buy lots of nice stuff. All I gotta do is write bad blog stories about Jon Keeling and Matt Naugle 7 days a week for 24 hours a day. Oh what a life. I'm lovin' it!

    Now, make sure not to say anything bad about me or try to hurt my feelings because, if you do, I'll get the "crazy" PlunderShuffle dancing amateur boxer to blog shout you down with every vulgar four-letter word possible.

    If that doesn't work, I'll have the buddha belly dancer stalk you and get in your face at public events like he did with Matt Naugle in this video:

    If that still doesn't work, I'll ask the screechy-voiced whiner Timmy "boy lover" Russo to get in your face like he does to this high school kid at a Sarah Palin book signing event in Columbus.

    Finally, if that fails, there is ALWAYS the ultimate lefty weapon of Dennis Kucinich twirling around with "no strings attached."

  2. Brian Hester (PlunderRump's ModernEsquire) is the short "Man in the Middle"

    Short man syndrome? or...

    Hester or Kucinich ??


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