May 25, 2011


Kasich Joins Scott as Most Unpopular Governor

A new Public Policy Polling survey finds Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is now tied with Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) as the least popular governor in the country. Just 33% of voters in the state now approve of Kasich to 56% who disapprove.

Why it's important: "Kasich and his first term Republican brethren across the Midwest may be the best thing that's ever happened to Barack Obama's reelection chances. Obama's numbers are middling in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Iowa to name a few. But in all of those places he's at least more popular than Kasich, Tom Corbett, Rick Snyder, and Terry Branstad. You have a situation where people voted Republican last year and are quite unhappy with the results and that might keep them from voting Republican again next year whether they're enthralled with Obama or not."










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