Down Goes Ohio, Down Goes Ohio

Well-conducted Ohio polls are catnip for political analysts. So here goes: a new Quinnipiac poll of the state gives President Obama his lowest job approval rating there since the beginning of his presidency, with only 45% of voters saying he's doing a good job.  At the same time, the Republican candidate for retiring Sen. George Voinovich's seat, ex-Bush administration official/ex-Rep. Rob Portman, has small leads over both his potential Democratic opponents.  The economy and the health care debate seem to be driving Ohio's voters back into the purple -- if not the red. 57% disapprove of the way Obama has handled health care reform. Self-identified independents disapprove of Obama's health care handling by nearly two-to-one.

Presented by

Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

Life as an Obama Impersonator

"When you think you're the president, you just act like you are above everybody else."

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

VIdeo

Life as an Obama Impersonator

"When you think you're the president, you just act like you are above everybody else."

Video

Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman

You don't have to tell her how big she is. You don't need to touch her belly.

Video

Maine's Underground Street Art

"Graffiti is the farthest thing from anarchy."

Video

The Joy of Running in a Beautiful Place

A love letter to California's Marin Headlands

Video

'I Didn't Even Know What I Was Going Through'

A 17-year-old describes his struggles with depression.

More in Politics

Just In