Quinnipiac/CBS/The Times Poll/August 1, 2012
Florida’s U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson leads U.S. Rep.
Connie Mack, the Republican challenger 47
40 percent. Independent voters go 43 percent forMack and 40 percent for Nelson.Florida voters disapprove 52
36 percent of the job Gov. Rick Scott is doing.
One of the few positives for Romney in Florida is that voters are split on whether hiselection would help or hurt their pocketbook, but by 38
23 percent they say the president
s re-election would leave their wallets
thinner,’ Brown said.
Women Ohio likely voters back Obama 58
37 percent, while men back Romney52
42 percent. Independent voters go 47 percent for Obama and 44 percent for Romney.Among Obama voters, 60 percent strongly favor him while 31 percent like him withreservations and 9 percent say their vote is against Romney.Among Romney voters, 42 percent strongly favor him while 35 percent like him withreservations and 22 percent say they are voting against Obama.Obama has a 51
45 percent favorability rating. Romney gets a 40 percent favorablerating and a 43 percent unfavorable score.The economy is the most important issue in the election for 48 percent of Ohio voters,with 20 percent who pick health care and 12 percent who cite the budget deficit.Obama would do a better job on the economy, 46 percent of Ohio likely voters say, while45 percent pick Romney. Obama is better on health care, voters say 48
financial policies would hurt rather than help them personally, Ohio voters say38
26 percent, while 34 percent see no difference. Romney would hurt rather than help, voterssay 37
26 percent, while 34 percent see no difference.Presidential candidates should release several years of tax returns, 51 percent of voterssay; 18 percent want to see one or
two years of returns and 28 percent say don’t release returns.
In Ohio’s U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown leads State
Treasurer Josh Mandel, the Republican challenger 51
39 percent, with a 49
38 percent leadamong independent voters.Ohio voters approve 47
38 percent of the job Gov. John Kasich is doing.
This is our first likely voter survey of Gov. John Kasich
, so we can’t
compare it to
earlier surveys of registered voters,” said Brown. “But the improvement in his approval rating is
so big that it
must be at least in part because of the improving economy in the state.”