A metric ton of new polling today
Good evening. We have a great deal of new polling that’s flooded in. Much of it is interesting too, so rather than pick and choose which polls I’ll cover in depth and which I will omit, instead I’ll give a quick look at all the good ones. We’ve got Senate races in Nevada, Connecticut, West Virginia, Ohio, New York, Missouri, and Delaware, plus races for | Read More »
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Ohio and the limits to Demagoguery.
The unusual thing about this article (“Losing the Class War“) is not its message. Its message is in fact pretty straightforward: to wit, that the Democratic nominees for Senator and Governor in Ohio are both trying, and failing, to rouse public anger against the Republican nominees through some good, old-fashioned pseudo-populist demagoguery. They’re trying this because both Gov. Strickland (who is losing his re-election bid | Read More »
Fisher fading in Ohio
From Unlikely Voter: According to Rasmussen’s latest, Rob Portman is holding a steady level of support in the Ohio Senate race. However the surge of support that Lee Fisher took after his primary win seems to be receding, which leaves Portman alone on top with a clear lead.
Ipsos: Portman pulling away from Fisher
From Unlikely Voter: I keep insisting the Ohio Senate race is going to be as drum tight as the Pennsylvania race, but polls like the Ipsos survey for Reuters may force me to re-think that. Especially when Rob Portman is showing a massive fundraising advantage, a 43-36 lead (MoE 4.3) over Lee Fisher among likely voters is serious news.
Strickland, Fisher cronies/donors indicted.
OK, this one is going to require a bit of background. Short version: Ohio courts have just indicted a bunch of Democrats – some of whom have links to both Governor Strickland (D-OH) and Lt Governor Fisher (D-OH) – in a complicated real estate corruption case. The word ‘tendrils’ comes to mind: stick around and you’ll see why.
More good news for Rob Portman
Since I tried to tell Rob Portman his business, and suggested he was emphasizing the wrong issues in his campaign, two polls have come out covering the Ohio Senate race. Both by Rasmussen, the late June poll had Portman up 4, and now Rasmussen’s July poll has Portman up 6. I clearly picked the wrong moment to speak up!
Giannoulias, Fisher go abroad to raise money from trial lawyers.
…while smoking cigarettes. Giannoulias: The Giannoulias Democratic Illinois Senate campaign confirmed Monday–after prodding from the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee–that Alexi Giannoulias was in Canada on Sunday attending a fund-raiser at a trial lawyer convention in Vancouver that would benefit his Senate campaign. Fisher: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Lee Fisher was in Canada yesterday to attend a reception with a group of American trial lawyers | Read More »
Lee Fisher Is Having A Tough Week
Earlier this week, I pointed out that Democrat Senate candidate Lee Fisher of Ohio had some trouble counting volunteers during the 4th of July weekend. (Hey, what’s 48 phantom people between friends right?) His overestimate was widely and hilariously mocked. Not a fun start to your work week there. Well, not for him anyway, I thought it was hilarious. And it didn’t get any better | Read More »
Fisher without Bait: tales of the 2Q in Ohio.
The 2nd quarter results are in for Rob Portman (R) and Lee Fisher (d), and it’s not… actually, it’s quite pretty. Portman brought in almost three times as much cash (2.65 million vs. 1 million) and has an almost nine-to-one advantage in cash-on-hand right now (8.8 million to 1 million). I originally got the latter’s details via email: for some reason, Fisher isn’t bragging about | Read More »
Counting is Hard
Jim Geraghty reported yesterday, in this hilariously titled article, on Democrat Lee Fisher’s equally hilarious overestimate on volunteers joining him for the Fourth of July parade in Northland, Ohio. Today I saw the below video and had a good chuckle. . Fifty: I do not think it means what you think it means, Mr. Fisher. You can read more about Fisher’s opponent, Republican Rob Portman, | Read More »
Fisher leads Portman despite Ohio rejecting the PPACA
We have two new polls to look at on the Ohio Senate race, one from Quinnipiac University and the other from Public Policy Polling. The results are very similar, so I think it’s pretty safe to say that for the moment, Lee Fisher leads Rob Portman, though by a hair.
Lee Fisher (D CAND, OH-SEN) and sweet, sweet corporate lobbyist money.
Dirty, dirty lobbyist money, too – at least, if you’re a progressive – but that just adds that little sparkle to Lee’s eyes, I’m betting. He’s got that look. Lobbyists for drug, oil and hedge fund industries to mix, mingle with Lee Fisher and Sherrod Brown Read the entire article, which first lists some of the Big Pharma, Big Oil, and hedge fund clients of | Read More »
A Path To Prosperity
There’s a clear choice in the Senate race here in Ohio. I am running because I know we need a new direction. Ohio is suffering from record unemployment and continues to fall behind. Everything Washington is doing – from the higher taxes and more regulations to higher energy and health care costs and record deficits – makes it harder for Ohio to get on its | Read More »