Thursday, July 1, 2010

Gov. Strickland: Here's an opportunity to do the right thing

Gov. Strickland:

Bring our Ohio National Guard troops home. Now. You have the authority. Use it.

Public opinion in Ohio is turning against the war in Afghanistan. According to a poll by Quinnipiac University, reported in today's Columbus Dispatch, Ohioans narrowly disapprove of the war (48% opposing, 46% in favor).

Ohioans may be patriotic to a fault, but we also have a lot of common sense. We see that this war is accomplishing nothing except killing Afghans and our troops for a cause neither they nor we understand. It is not advancing their freedom, and it certainly isn't advancing ours.

Other results from Quinnipiac's Ohio poll:

President Obama's performance: 49% disapprove, 45% approve.

Oppose health care plan: 55% opposed, 36% in favor, unchanged from April. (By the way, have you signed The Ohio Project petition to nullify mandatory health care yet?)

U.S. Senate race: Lee Fisher (D) 42%, Rob Portman (R) 40%.

Quinnipiac’s telephone poll of 1,107 registered Ohio voters from June 22 through Sunday [June 27] has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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