Human Events-Gravis Poll: Ohio Voters Call for Challenger to Run Against John Boehner
Voters Give Boehner a Wake-Up Call
Winter Springs, FL, September 06, 2013 – More than 1,120 Ohio voters responded to a poll conducted by Human Events– Gravis Marketing on September 4th. Half of the respondents reported they would welcome a challenger to House Speaker John Boehner in the 2014 congressional race. Respondents were registered Republican voters living in Boehner’s district.
Doug Kaplan, CEO at Gravis Marketing, a non-partisan research firm, reports the survey reached about twice as many voters than are normally polled in a single district, giving the poll results a margin of error of just two percent.
Key findings include:
- Almost two in three (65 percent) want the Speaker to take steps to defund Obamacare even though it could lead to a government shutdown.
- The same number want Boehner to call for a special inquiry into the September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi.
- Some 45 percent reported Boehner was not effective in advancing conservative issues, while 22 percent disagreed.
- On issues of taxing and spending 48 percent reported the Speaker is not doing enough to rein in the economy.
The poll covered a range of topics designed to reveal voter sentiment on topics ranging from Illegal immigration – a leftist group known as “Undocumented Ohio” won state approval in August for taxpayers to subsidize illegal immigrants’ college costs – to opinions on providing military support to the Syrian rebels. On that topic 54 percent opposed U.S. involvement, while 29 percent were undecided and 17 percent were in favor.