Polling on Strickland, Con. Initiative and more
Quinnipiac drops another poll into the Buckeye State this morning, and it's relatively good news for Dems (1,305 sampled, +/-2.7%)
Voters approve of the job Strickland is doing by a 45-12% magin (with 43% undecided). So much for that whole "illegal veto" crap, eh? Guess the right's not winning the PR war.
Voters support to delay three executions by a 60-31% margin (heck, Republicans back in 49-45%).
Quick side note on the DP, since 199, other than Texas, Ohio's executed more people than any other state. However, Strickland's decision to delay theses three executions is nothing earth shattering, he's largely just following the policy of his predecessors in delaying the execution until he has more information to evaluate the individual cases.
Voters support a constitutional amendment aimed at increasing school funding 65-27%. That said, 53% of voters are less likely to support an amendment that does not state where funds will come from (kinda like the amendment that's being proposed for the ballot in November). So, overall good news for school advocates, but definitely a sign that they're in trouble with this amendment in its current form.
One disconcerting note from the poll is that it seems Ohio voters are losing sight of the problems with the Ohio legislature. On December 12th polling showed 25% percent of Ohioans approved of the state legislature's handling of affairs while 55% disapproved. Today polling shows that while people on the overall still disapprove of the folks in Columbus, disapprovals are dropping; 35% approve while 35% disapprove.
That's a good sign to the blogs that we need to be sounding the siren on the statehouse more often.
The poll also had numbers on Brown, Voinovich, and others. However, a lot of the numbers coming out have such high unknowns that the numbers are gobblygook.