DCCC Targets OH2, Wants Conservative Democrat
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Executive Director Jon Vogel weighed in on the Second District race. As reported in The National Journal on June 5, 2009, Vogel said that the 2008 Democratic candidate was "not the right candidate" and that the DCCC is ready to back a conservative Democratic candidate to unseat the unpopular Schmidt. The DCCC has targeted Ohio 2 as one of it's top 8 pick-up opportunities in the 2010 elections
Krikorian Leading in Four of Seven Counties
Krikorian leads Schmidt in four of the districts' seven counties, including Hamilton, the largest county, as well as Adams, Brown, and Pike. "What I find revealing is that Schmidt polled below what she got in the general election seven months ago," said Krikorian.
He added, "I will beat Jean Schmidt in 2010. Then we will have a representative in Congress with an economic and financial background to help us deal effectively with the major challenges of our time."
Over half of the respondents to the telephone survey cited the economy as their number one issue of concern. The survey also measured approval ratings for President Obama, Governor Strickland and Jean Schmidt. Schmidt's approval rating is 42%
Complete polling statistics and the National Journal story can be found on the Krikorian2010 website (http://www.krikorian2010.com
Pulse Opinion Research, LLC
The survey of 500 likely voters was conducted by Pulse Opinion Research on June 11, 2009. Pulse Opinion Research, LLC, is an independent public opinion research firm using automated polling methodology and procedures licensed from Rasmussen Reports, LLC.