Plain Dealer poll…

PD Poll

If you don’t want to actually read it:

Senate:
Brown – 45
DeWine – 43
Undecided – 10

(DeWine tightens the race, further cutting into Brown’s lead.)

Governor:
Strickland – 53
Blackwell – 36
Undecided – 9

(Blackwell leads in one geographic area: SW Ohio. Similarly, SW Ohio is the only geographic locale where Strickland garners less than 50%.)

Atty General:
Dann – 37
Montgomery – 47
Undecided – 16

(Not bad considering that Marc Dann has virtually no name recognition beyond his constituency. Considerable # undecided.)

Secretary of State:
Brunner – 35
Hartmann – 32
Other – 3
Undecided – 30

Treasurer:
Cordray – 40
O’Brien – 31
Undecided – 29

(Huge #s undecided.)

Minimum Wage Increase?
Yes – 73
No – 20
Undecided – 7

Slot Machine Gambling?
Yes – 36
No – 52
Undecided – 12

(Not even in NE Ohio does Learn and Earn obtain even a plurality.)

Issues 4 and 5 just are mind-blowing. One (5 – voter initiative) is to ban smoking in public locations and places of employment, with a couple exceptions. The other (4 – constituional amendment) is to ban smoking in “enclosed areas” except for homes, bars, smoking areas in restaurants (think peeing in a pool), bowling alleys, bingo halls, and pretty much everywhere else. So it does nothing. And it’s a constitutional amendment, meaning that if both 4 and 5 pass, 4 takes primacy and is the law. And it’s stupid. Beyond Learn and Earn stupid for using the ability of the public to amend the state constitution.

That said…

Issue 4 (Smoke Less Ohio):
Yes – 45
No – 40
Undecided – 15

Issue 5 (Smoke Free Ohio):
Yes – 58
No – 30
Undecided – 12

I loathe issue 4. Loathe it. It’s such a sham.

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