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Quinnipiac poll shows boost in Gov. Kasich's ratings
Approval numbers hit the highest yet
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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Gov. John Kasich gave one of the prime-time speeches at the GOP convention this summer.
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A new Poll gives Gov. John Kasich positive job-approval numbers for the first time since taking office.

The survey by Quinnipiac University says 42 percent of voters approve of the governor’s work, compared to 35 percent disapproval. But in the same survey, 43 percent of respondents say Kasich does not deserve a second term.

Still, Quinnipiac pollster Peter Brown calls the poll a victory for the governor since a majority of Ohioans are happy with the direction of the state.

PETER BROWN: Kasich's performance

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“Happy voters tend to make for happy politicians because happy voters tend to re-elect incumbents, … (though) Mr. Kasich certainly has a long way to go towards re-election.”

The Quinnipiac poll also says among Ohioans who say the economy is improving, 88 percent give at least some credit to the governor, while 72 percent give at least some credit to President Obama.

 

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