While the polling data from Quinnipiac shows the Democrat candidates leading, the percentage is small and the numbers are bad for Obama and the Democrats.
President Barack Obama gets a lackluster 49 - 44 percent approval rating in Ohio, considered by many to be the most important swing state in a presidential election, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This is President Obama's lowest approval rating in any national or statewide Quinnipiac University poll since he was inaugurated and is down from 62 - 31 percent in a May 6 survey.
By a small 48 - 46 percent margin, voters disapprove of the way Obama is handling the economy, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. This is down from a 57 - 36 percent approval May 6. A total of 66 percent of Ohio voters are "somewhat dissatisfied" or "very dissatisfied" with the way things are going in the state, while 33 percent are "very satisfied" or "somewhat satisfied," numbers that haven't changed since Obama was elected.
Here is the contradiction in the polling data.
In the race for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring George Voinovich in 2010, Lee Fisher and Jennifer Brunner remain neck-and-neck for the Democratic nomination and both would defeat any of the GOP candidates if the election were today.
"The economy in Ohio is as bad as anywhere in America. These numbers indicate that for the first time voters have decided that President Barack Obama bears some responsibility for their problems," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
Ohio would be a good start for Palin to test her political moxie. Remember the cornfield in Ohio?
Or how about her speech on the olive fruit fly that Keith Olbermann distorted and lied about. Because the fact is, the olive fruit fly research in Paris France had nothing to do with Autism.
It's time for Sarah Palin to set the record straight... She has history on her side.
And the polling data in Ohio is moving south on Obama and the Democrats.