It is the first Ohio-specific poll since a June 3 Fox News poll showed the Biden-Trump race a statistical tie.
A New York Times/Siena College poll released this week indicated that nationally, Biden holds a 14-point lead over Trump. Five months away from Election Day, Biden’s lead is built upon support from nonwhite voters and women, that poll found.
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The Quinnipiac poll also found:
— Gov. Mike DeWine’s approval rating is 79%, which is 31 percentage points higher than it was in July 2019 and is the highest for any Ohio governor since at least 2007;
— DeWine’s approval rating is higher among Democrats — 81% — than it is for Republicans — 76%.
— 77% of Ohio voters approve of how DeWine is handling the coronavirus crisis while only 43% approve of Trump’s handling of it;
— 60% said DeWine’s lifting of restrictions imposed during the pandemic is about right while 19% said it is too fast and 19% said it is not quick enough;
— 52% support banning Confederate flags from public places in Ohio but 54% oppose renaming military bases that had been named after Confederate generals;
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— 82% approve of the way police in their community are doing their job but half say officers in general are not held accountable for misconduct;
— 60% of Black voters say they’re worried about being the victim of police violence compared to only 9% of white voters; and
— 57% oppose cutting some funding for their community’s police departments and shifting the money to social services.