"All of this is nonsense. It is absolute total nonsense" ~ Diane Ravtich a the Chicago City Club, October 2012.
With just 50 days to go until the election, the race for the Presidency appears to have settled into somewhat of a constant, but small lead for the President.
According to Real Clear Politics, the President has a 46 electoral college vote lead, with 110 in toss-up
In Ohio, the President has opened up an average lead of 4.2%
NYT polling analysts at 538 have the President coming down off his convention high and settled into a 305-232 electoral college vote lead
Recent polling in Ohio suggests the President is a 72.1% favorite to win the state
The next major domestic campaign events will be the debates. The Presidential debates take place on October 3rd, October 16th, and October 22nd, with the Vice Presidential debate happening on October 11th.
Last night Gahanna city council met to discuss a resolution to support Issue 2. It drew a lot of attention as over 50 citizens of Gahanna flocked to the meeting to display their opposition to this resolution.
We are informed by sources that council members were inundated with emails opposing any reoslution in support of issue 2. The level of opposition clearly had an impact. 4 of the 6 council members (1 was absent) indicated that they oppose the resolution. No one offered any amendments. The vote on the resolution is scheduled to take place next Monday, October 17th.
People’s Road Trip to Kick Off from Cincinnati, Events to Encourage Ohioans to Vote NO on Issue 2 to Stop Senate Bill 5
Tomorrow, We Are Ohio will launch the People’s Road Trip in Cincinnati, with trip stops planned all across Ohio. Workers who will vote NO on Issue 2 to stop SB 5 will speak at each stop to encourage Ohioans to vote early. Doug Stern, the Ohio firefighter featured in the first television ad for We Are Ohio will join the People’s Road Trip and will speak at all the stops.
“Issue 2 will affect the safety of not just fire fighters, but our communities as well,” said Doug Stern, Cincinnati firefighter. “The heart of this bill takes away firefighters' professional voices. Issue 2 supporters keep putting forth pension and health care provisions. But the reality is those are nothing more than the magician’s pretty assistant, designed to distract voters from the real issue. The truth is Issue 2 will strip public employees like me from having any real input on safe working conditions and proper staffing levels."
People’s Road Trip Schedule:
Tuesday, October 4
10:50 AM: Hamilton County Board of Elections, 824 Broadway, Cincinnati
1:00 PM: Dayton Cultural Center, 40 S Edwin C Moses Blvd, Dayton
3:00 PM- (TENTATIVE) Regional Proud Ohio Worker press conference
5:00 PM: Lima We Are Ohio Office, 43 Town Square (near Main and Market)
Wednesday, October 5
10:00 AM: (Near) Lucas County Board of Elections, 12th Street (near the corner of 12th and Washington), Toledo
NOON- (TENTATIVE) Regional Proud Ohio Worker Press Conference
3:15 PM: AFL-CIO, 3250 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
6PM-8PM: Community Forum- Bethany Christian Church, 3940 Martin Luther King Drive, Cleveland
Thursday, October 6
10:15 AM: Mahoning County Board of Elections, Oakhill Renaissance Place, 345 Oak Hill Ave Youngstown
2:20 PM: Steubenville Fire Department, 115 South Third Street, Steubenville
2:45 PM: March to the Jefferson County Board of Elections, 117 North Third Street, Steubenville
4:30 PM: (TENTATIVE) Regional Proud Ohio Worker Press Conference
Friday, October 7
10:00 AM: Washington County Board of Elections, 205 Putnam Street, Marietta
12:30 PM: (TENTATIVE) Regional Proud Ohio Worker Press Conference
4:00 PM: Franklin County Board of Elections, 280 East Broad St., Columbus