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Much was made by the MSM about President Obama's approval ratings in Ohio in july. New Quinnipiac Poll out today shows a rebound for Pres Obama in the Buckeye state. Obama approval ratings among Ohio voters is  now 53% - 42%, up from  49 - 44% in July.

The Poll was taken after his healthcare speech. Interestingly, Ohio voters are spilt on HCR but when asked about the public Option support for Reform goes up by 13%

voters split 44 - 44 percent in their support of his health care plan,--------
Ohio voters support 57 - 35 percent the idea of giving American consumers the option of buying health insurance from a government-run plan. But by a much larger 68 - 24 percent margin, voters don't believe the President will be able to keep his promise to pass a health care overhaul that does not add to the federal budget deficit.

"President Obama's televised speech seems to make a positive impression," said Brown.

One in four voters - 24 percent - say the speech makes them more likely to support the health care plan while 16 percent say it makes them less likely. Forty-three percent of Democrats say it makes them more likely, with 7 percent less likely. Among Republicans it is 28 - 11 percent less likely, while independents split 15 - 16 percent less likely.

  1. Do you support or oppose giving people the option of being covered by a government health insurance plan that would compete with private plans?

                       Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl

Support            57    28      79     57     56     57       39
Oppose            35    63      10     38     38     32       47
DK/NA               9       8       12    5      6        11        14

Rep Boehner needs to take note

"But the good news for the President is that by a 49 - 28 percent margin voters say they trust him more than congressional Republicans to handle health care. And voters say 50 - 33 percent that congressional Republicans are more interested in seeing Obama fail than in playing a constructive role in health care reform

Obama speech lifts Dems in Ohio

In general election matchups:  
•Fisher tops Portman 42 - 31 percent and Ganley 41 - 29 percent;
•Brunner tops Portman 39 - 34 percent and Ganley 39 - 31 percent.

"Perhaps it's because the poll was taken immediately after the President's nationally-televised prime-time speech to Congress, but Democratic fortunes in Ohio have improved slightly across-the- board," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "Not only have the President's numbers improved, but so have those of Gov. Ted Strickland and the party's two U.S. Senate candidates."

Memo to Congressional Dems, killing the public option will be a huge mistake. I hope they wise up and not fall for the MSM lie that the Public option in not popular.

Originally posted to indepenocrat on Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 09:18 AM PDT.

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