Ohio voters say 48 to 42 percent that Gov. John Kasich's
desire to reduce the state income tax and increase revenues from the sales tax
is a bad idea, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Friday.
results in other states surveyed by the independent Quinnipiac University, 90 percent of Ohio voters, including 86 percent of voters in
households where there is a gun, favor background checks for all gun purchases. By a smaller 53 to 44 percent margin, voters
favor a nationwide ban on assault weapons. Gun-owners oppose such a ban 60 to 38 percent.
Ohio voters say 57 to 33 percent that
gun ownership makes people safer rather than less safe and say 49 - 40 percent that
the National Rifle Association rather than President Barack Obama best reflects
their views on guns.
As the third anniversary approaches
of the signing of the Affordable Care Act, so-called "Obama Care," Ohio voters
say 39 to 14 percent that the new health law will hurt rather than help them
personally. Another 39 percent say it
won't affect them.
Voters agree 48 to 42 percent with the
idea of opening up the state Medicaid program to more recipients.
Looking at the overall Affordable
Care Act, however, Ohio voters disapprove 48 to 39 percent.
Ohio voters are divided in their
opinion of President Barack Obama, giving him a 48 to 47 percent job approval
rating. In terms of how people like him
personally, he gets virtually an identical score, with 49 percent viewing him
favorably, 46 percent unfavorably.
February 21 to 26, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,011 registered voters with a
margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points.
Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.
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