Could pot pass in Ohio? New poll says yes - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Could pot pass in Ohio? New poll says yes

(PHOTO: flickr/ Heath Alseike) (PHOTO: flickr/ Heath Alseike)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

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.

Copyright 2015 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Tough course or easy, Brooks Koepka repeats as US Open champ

    Tough course or easy, Brooks Koepka repeats as US Open champ

    Sunday, June 17 2018 8:59 AM EDT2018-06-17 12:59:32 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 1:31 AM EDT2018-06-18 05:31:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julio Cortez). Dustin Johnson misses a putt on the 18th green during the third round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez). Dustin Johnson misses a putt on the 18th green during the third round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y.
    The toughest test at US Open is getting Shinnecock Hills in the right condition for a memorable final round.Full Story >
    The toughest test at US Open is getting Shinnecock Hills in the right condition for a memorable final round.Full Story >
  • 'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

    'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:29 AM EDT2018-06-17 15:29:36 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 1:30 AM EDT2018-06-18 05:30:16 GMT
    (Disney/Pixar via AP). This image released by Disney Pixar shows a scene from "Incredibles 2," in theaters on June 15.(Disney/Pixar via AP). This image released by Disney Pixar shows a scene from "Incredibles 2," in theaters on June 15.

    Disney and Pixar's "Incredibles 2" has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film.

    Full Story >

    Disney and Pixar's "Incredibles 2" has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film.

    Full Story >
  • Trump adviser says 'nobody likes' family separation policy

    Trump adviser says 'nobody likes' family separation policy

    Sunday, June 17 2018 10:49 AM EDT2018-06-17 14:49:42 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 1:22 AM EDT2018-06-18 05:22:36 GMT
    (Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune via AP). U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration policy and law enforcement actions at Lackawanna College in downtown Scranton, Pa., on Friday, June 15, 2018.(Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune via AP). U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration policy and law enforcement actions at Lackawanna College in downtown Scranton, Pa., on Friday, June 15, 2018.

    A White House adviser is distancing the Trump administration from responsibility for a jump in the number of migrant children being separated from their parents by authorities at the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Full Story >

    A White House adviser is distancing the Trump administration from responsibility for a jump in the number of migrant children being separated from their parents by authorities at the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly