On November 3, a CNN/Orc poll for the Ohio presidential race was released. It mentions five presidential candidates and has these results: Obama 47%, Romney 44%, Johnson 5%, Stein 1%, Goode under one-half of 1%, other or undecided or refused, 3%. See this CNN story; the figures for the five candidates are toward the end of the story.
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As Election Day nears, David Macko in the 14th U.S. Congressional District in northeast Ohio is challenging the City Club of Cleveland’s decision to exclude from its debates candidates like him who do not represent the two main political parties.
Macko, who was invited during his 2008 congressional run to debate at the City Club, is protesting outside of the organization’s building on Euclid Avenue in Cleveland today as the debate between Read more »
On October 22, Suffolk University released a poll for the Ohio presidential race, which asks voters about all seven candidates listed on the ballot. The poll also asks what percentage of voters have heard of the various presidential candidates. See it here. Thanks to Mike for the link. There is so much publicity about Ohio being a crucial state, it is somewhat likely that the minor party vote in Ohio is depressed, relative to the vote in non-swing states. Read more »
This year, three candidates appear on the Ohio ballot for U.S. Senate: Democrat Sherrod Brown, Republican Josh Mandel, and independent Scott Rupert. A recent Survey USA poll shows these results: Brown 42%, Mandel 38%, Rupert 4%, undecided 14%, won’t vote 2%.
A recent Gravis Marketing Poll for the Michigan U.S. Senate race shows these results: Democrat Debbie Stabenow 48%, Republican Pete Hoekstra 39%, Libertarian Scotty Boman 7%, undecided or Read more »
Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, and Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode are also on the presidential ballot in Ohio. When their names were added to the poll, Obama is at 48%, Romney 45%, with Johnson at 3%, Stein at 1% and Goode registering less than one-half of one percent.
The CNN poll was conducted by ORC International, with 1,020 Ohio adults, including 888 registered Read more »
On September 26, the Sixth Circuit refused to rehear Jolivette v Husted, although the vote was not unanimous. This is the case over whether an independent candidate for the legislature, who had enough valid signatures, should be kept off the ballot on the grounds that he had too close an association with the Republican Party. The Ohio law only bans “sore losers”, not candidates who merely associated with a party. But the tradition has taken hold in Ohio that the “sore loser” law should be Read more »
On September 14, the 6th Circuit voted 2-1 to keep Greg Jolivette off the ballot. He wants to be an independent candidate for the Ohio State House, 51st district. The decision is Jolivette v Husted, 12-3998. On September 17, Jolivette asked for a rehearing en banc.
Ohio statutes ban “sore losers” but Jolivette did not run in any primary this year, nor did he vote in any primary this year. But the Secretary of State still kept him off the ballot, even though his petition had Read more »