Every sign points to a blow-out in the Ohio governor’s race, with Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald going down to a massive defeat at the hands of Republican incumbent John Kasich.
You never know what might happen to turn that around, but the polls show it coming – a Quinnipiac University poll of likely Ohio voters last week had FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County executive, down by 22 percentage point with about five weeks left.
Even worse, one in four Democratic voters polled by Quinnipiac said they plan to vote for Kasich.
With just over four weeks to go before the November mid-term elections, candidates and political action groups are pulling out all the stops, spending heavily in order to reach and win over as many potential voters as possible. Some races already look easy to call while others are still hotly contested. And control of the U. S. Senate is still up for grabs. Political Junkie Ken Rudin is with us again to share his thoughts on how the candidates are doing.
With less than five weeks to go before election day, the Democratic candidate for Ohio governor, Ed FitzGerald, trails Republican incumbent John Kasich by 22 percentage points, according to an independent poll released Wednesday.
Perhaps the worst news in Quinnipiac University’s poll of likely Ohio voters is that one out of four Democrats surveyed said they would vote for the Republican Kasich.