Politics & Policy

Ohio Monday Morning Roundup

Gubernatorial Race

  • Angus-Reid Public Opinion puts out a poll showing Kasich a hair-raising 2 points ahead of Ted Strickland, just as I have a piece on the home page explaining why Kasich, formerly at commanding heights against the incumbent Governor, is now having trouble holding his own. At the same time, Kasich’s support grows with newspaper editorial boards, with Crain’s Cleveland Business siding with him. And Ted Strickland is campaigning with President Obama and Glee star Matthew Morrison. Because President Obama and a Hollywood actor are totally going to win over the average Ohio voter. Hey, don’t stop believing, Strickland.

Senatorial Race

House Races

  • The NRCC has released two new ads in Ohio, in OH-6 and OH-18. They are below:

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How Will the Senate Races Break?

How will the Senate races break? We have less public polling to go on than in recent years, so answering that question is harder than ever. But the news is more optimistic for Republicans than it was a month ago.   Waves and Breakers Four years ago, I projected in mid September that if “historical ... Read More
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The Media Fell for Elizabeth Warren’s Spin

Do you want to know what media bias looks like? Earlier today, Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren released DNA test results that confirmed that she misled employers, students, and the public about her Native American heritage for years. Bizarrely, all too many members of the media treated the results as ... Read More
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Native Americans React to Warren’s DNA Test

Many in the Native American community reacted angrily Monday after Senator Elizabeth Warren released the results of a DNA test showing that she has a distant Native American ancestor. Warren has long said she is part Native American, prompting mockery from Republicans and President Trump, who nicknamed her ... Read More