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Could pot pass in Ohio? New poll says yes

(PHOTO: flickr/ Heath Alseike) (PHOTO: flickr/ Heath Alseike)

A majority of Ohioans are in support of legalizing personal and medical marijuana use in the Buckeye State, according to a newly released Quinnipiac poll. 

Ohio voters support personal use of pot use by 53 percent and 44 percent oppose, according to the poll. The approval rating for medical use of marijuana is at 90 percent. 

The Quinnipiac Poll surveyed 1,180 Ohio voters from Sept. 25 to Oct. 5.

In the 2016 U.S. Senate race in Ohio, Democratic challenger Ted Strickland (46 percent) is currently leading incumbent Republican Rob Portman (43 percent). Portman leads Democratic Cincinnati City Council member P.G. Sittenfeld, 49 to 27 percent.  

The poll also released results for job approval ratings for Ohio Governor and presidential hopeful, John Kasich, and President Barack Obama. Kasich's job approval rating is at 62 percent, the highest he's ever polled through Quinnipiac. President Obama has a 42 percent approval rating, according to the poll.

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