Poll: Gov. DeWine earns high marks from both Democrats and Republicans in Ohio

Trump and Biden in statistical dead heat
Mike DeWine
Posted at 11:33 AM, Jun 04, 2020

CLEVELAND — Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has a slightly higher approval rating among Democrats than Republicans, according to a Fox News poll that asked Ohio residents about the presidential election, Ohio’s economy and wearing masks in public.

Interviews were conducted between May 30 and June 2 among a random sample of 803 voters. Results have a margin of sampling error of ±3.5 percentage points.

According to the poll, the popular governor has an 83% approval rating among Democrats and an 81% rating among Republicans, for a total 82% approval rating.

When asked if DeWine is opening up the state’s economy too quickly, not quickly enough, or about at the right pace, 17% said not quickly enough, 28% said too quickly, and 51% said he is opening up the economy at about the right pace. Four percent weren’t sure.

When asked how they would vote if the election was held today, 45 percent said Joe Biden, 43 percent said Donald Trump, 6 percent said they don't know, 4 percent said "other," and 2 percent said they won't vote.

Respondents were asked of their opinion of people who wear face masks in public. A total of 78% were favorable of wearing masks, with 10% unfavorable and 12% not sure.

Since the onset of the pandemic, DeWine has taken the lead among the nation’s governors in the fight against the coronavirus. A Washington Post Ipsos poll in March ranked him No.1 among a cross-section of governors in the handling of this crisis with an approval rating of 86%.

“I's not surprising,” political analyst Dr. Tom Sutton told News 5 in March. “We've seen consistently high polling ratings for Governor DeWine since the beginning of the crisis."

To read the entire results from the poll, click here.

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