Update: Less than one month after there was a slight uptick in support of SB5, there's been a significant downturn with the November 8 elections and Issue 2 referendum just a few weeks away. In fact, the story is now the exact opposite.
The latest polls from Quinnipiac have SB5 going down and going down hard, like a jobber being slammed through the Spanish announcer's table by Hulk Hogan. Opponents of SB5 now have a sizable lead — 57 to 32 — in what is shaping up to be a contest whose final outcome will be known well in advance. A 25-point lead is surely insurmountable at this point. Kasich and company have about as good a chance coming back from that deficit as the Browns would, which is to say: zero.
Kasich's numbers, which seem to ebb and flow with the Issue 2 numbers, have taken a similar dive from their previous high mark of 40 (approval) just a month ago. The Ohio gov's approval rating now stands at just 36 percent; disapproval numbers are up to 52.
Unfortunately, we'll still have to endure the avalanche of ads from both sides of Issue 2 over the next two weeks. Sorry.
In the most recent Quinnipiac Poll, Ohio Governor John Kasich saw the first positive news since he took office: his approval rating jumped from 35% this summer to 40%. Still not great digits for the Gov — his disapproval rating hasn't changed much from the 50% mark — but it's something.