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Taking The Pulse Of Ohio Voters

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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, Steve Brown and Mike Thompson discuss what a recent poll says about the minds of Ohio voters.  Lauren Copeland, associate director of Baldwin Wallace University's Community Research Institute, joins the show.

Listen to Snollygoster on the WOSU Public Media mobile app, on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. And make sure to leave a rating and review!

In this week's episode:
Ohioans' Political Views

A Baldwin Wallace University poll has some interesting findings on what Ohioans are feeling about President Trump, refugee resettlement, gun control, and abortion.

Democrats and Republicans don't agree on much, but a clear majority on both sides are in favor of gun restrictions such as a ban on sales to those convicted of domestic violence and a mandatory waiting period.

The proposed gas tax hike was also not popular.

John Kasich GPS

The Mueller report, or at least the summary provided by the Attorney General, seems to clear the president of any potential colluding with Russia in the 2016 election - although it "does not exonerate" Trump on accusations of obstruction of justice.

So the idea of former Gov. John Kasich challenging Trump, who still polls very high with the Republican base, for the 2020 nomination is likely far-fetched.

Snollygoster Of The Week

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos's budget proposal includes an $8 million cut from the National Technical Institute for the Blind and an $18 million cut for the Special Olympics. Meanwhile, charter schools, which DeVos champions, would get a $60 million increase.

To send us comments or to nominate your candidate for Snollygoster of the Week, email us at snollygoster@wosu.org.

Steve Brown grew up in nearby Richwood, Ohio and now lives there with his wife and sons. He started his journalism career as a weekend board operator at WOSU while majoring in journalism at Ohio State, where he also wrote for the student newspaper The Lantern and co-founded the organization Students for Public Broadcasting.
Mike Thompson spends much of his time correcting people who mispronounce the name of his hometown – Worcester, Massachusetts. Mike studied broadcast journalism at Syracuse University when he was not running in circles – as a distance runner on the SU track team.
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