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OHIO SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT RACE IS WIDE OPEN
Incumbent Schmidt In Trouble With Economy as Leading Issue
– June 5, 2008 -- American Political Polling (APP) has just conducted a survey of 750 randomly selected registered voters from Ohio’sSecond Congressional District. The survey was taken over a three-day periodending June 2 and represents the counties of the second district (Hamilton,Clermont, Warren, Brown, Pike, Scioto and Adams).Summary data from this poll is being made available to media outlets insouthwest Ohio free of charge, while complete internal polling statistics areavailable for a fee. APP’s next poll will focus on the First Congressional Districtrace and will be conducted in the next few weeks.
Poll Summary & Analysis
The majority of District 2 voters believe that George Bush is doing a poor job ofleading the country. Barack Obama has a slight lead over John McCain and57.2% of voters feel the economy is the number 1 issue facing the country today.Underscoring that point, 52.3% of the district feels that Ohio, which is one of 11states in a confirmed recession, is headed in the wrong direction.In the Congressional race, the Republican candidate, Jean Schmidt, has a solidbase of 23.8% registered Republicans district wide, yet as the incumbent runningfor her third term, if the election were held today Schmidt would only receive24.2% of the vote.The Democrat candidate, Victoria Wulsin, has a solid base of 22.2% registeredDemocrats district wide. If the election were held today Wulsin would receive29.8% of the vote.The Independent candidate, David Krikorian, enters the race with 13.4% of the
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