News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Lehmans

Don Drumm Studios

Akron General


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Government and Politics


Where things stand in Ohio
Quinnipiac University pollsters survey the state regularly
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL
and M.L. SCHULTZE


Reporter
Tim Rudell
 
Peter Brown is Assistant Director of the Polling Institute at Quinnipiac University
Courtesy of Rudell
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Voter surveys by Quinnipiac University’s Polling Institute are among the most watched in the country.  And the institute’s deputy director was in Akron Thursdayto talk about what the numbers are showing as the November election draws near.  WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports.

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:39)


Run out the clock

Peter Brown is a long-time Washington reporter and editor who now helps run Quinnipiac University’s non-profit polling arm.  The Connecticut school doesn’t even have a football team, but still, Brown fell back on a football analogy in describing to the Akron Press Club the play President Obama is making in the swing state of Ohio.  “You’re ahead, you’re in the fourth quarter…and so what [President] Obama wants to do is run the clock out.  Just keep it going.  Keep your people happy.”

 Senate race

The Quinnipac Polls show Mr. Obama with a small but steady lead in Ohio over challenger Mitt Romney. Sitting on a more comfortable lead in those polls is incumbent U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, who’s facing well-funded challenger, Josh Mandel. “If I were a betting man, Sherrod Brown’s is in better shape in Ohio I would suggest to you than many of his colleagues in the Senate. He’s in pretty good shape. And if the president should carry Ohio, it would make it even easier.”

 

Negative ads

The superPAC spending on TV ads in both the senatorial and presidential races in Ohio has had a harshly negative edge. And Peter Brown was asked if his polls show voters are tired of those ads.  “Of course they are sick of it.  But guess what?  They respond to them.  Voters do move their votes based on negative ads.  They say they don’t listen to them, they say they don’t like ‘em.  But don’t believe ‘em.  They listen, and they act.”

 

Polls

Brown would not comment on the reliability of polls other than Quinnipiac’s, but advised the crowd on how to measure the reliability of polls. That includes whether pollsters spent the extra money it takes to include voters with cell phones and whether they provide the full text of their questions when they release the poll results.

Related Links & Resources
Quinnipiac polls


Related WKSU Stories

Presidential campaigns sail past $100 million in radio-TV ads spending
Thursday, September 13, 2012

Brown-Mandel race tightens as conservative PAC launches new attack ads
Thursday, August 23, 2012

Poll: Obama in lead in Fla. Wis. and Ohio
Thursday, August 23, 2012

New poll shows good news for Obama, Brown
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Pluto: The Browns split from Manziel is long overdue
Get Brock Osweiler from the Denver Broncos! He's fantastic and seems like a great person.

Democratic Senate hopeful P.G. Sittenfeld pushes for local gun control
That makes no sense at all... why not let cities determine driving codes as well? Maybe Cincy want's folks to drive on the left side of the road. What could go ...

Exploradio: Autism in the workplace
I would love to get more information re: Autism on The Town and other such programs in Northeast Ohio. Thanks!!

Human trafficking cases rise in Ohio
It is about time this is presented to proceed with a plan of prevention..to protect our youth.And very necessary to inform communities through school, churches ...

Fermented food company aims to preserve Cleveland's farm-to-table movement
This is terrific! I make my own sauerkraut and consider it vital to good health. Well done, I wish you all success.

Ohio doctors get new guidelines for prescribing certain painkillers
I would gladly smoke pot to get off pain killers but its not legal.It would save the hassle of doctor visits for pill counts,pee tests,blood tests,driving to pi...

Ohio unemployment cuts are nearing a Statehouse vote
What about those that are laid off seasonally? My husband has been employed by the same company for 26 years and has been laid off (for the last 17) mid-Januar...

Ban on microbeads is a big step in fighting plastic pollution
What a bunch of liberal "so open minded their brains fell out" tree huggin yuppies. Professing to be wise they became fools.

Who's on -- and left off -- Ohio's medical marijuana task force?
Biggest joke everm these people are evil they know marijuana is harmless they rigged the polls last nov everypne kmows it

Dayton 'Black Lives Matter' protesters to appear in court today
Police to fast with the trigger finger and not the brain.A lot of police officers out here judge by color first instead of accessing the situation first. If a p...

Copyright © 2016 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University