New Poll on Ohio Supreme Court Race ReleasedWednesday, August 29, 2012
A poll recently released by The Columbus Dispatch has OSMA Political Action Committee (OSMAPAC)- endorsed candidates, Judge Sharon Kennedy and Justice Robert Cupp, currently trailing their opponents in the November election.
The poll, conducted Aug. 15 - 25, has the third OSMAPAC endorsed candidate, Justice Terrence O’Donnell, leading his opponent. Overall, the results show that 62 - 63 percent of the voters are undecided in the three Ohio Supreme Court races. With such a large number of undecided voters, it is as important as ever for you to reach out to your colleagues, patients, family and friends to let them know how having a legislative bench can change the path of health care access in the state of Ohio.
Below are four actions that OSMA physicians can take to have an influence in advocating for a stable and predictable health care community and medical climate.
- Request mock prescription pads and posters to provide to your patients and post in your office. OSMA members can click here to request these free items.
- Support the OSMAPAC. The OSMAPAC supports judicial candidates that have demonstrated a commitment to a judicially conservative philosophy – one of interpreting the law rather than legislating from the bench. To donate online (username and password required), click here. If you have questions regarding your contribution or to contribute by phone, please contact Katelyn Barlage, OSMA Political Affairs Coordinator, at (614) 527-6747 or via email.
- VOTE. The deadline for voter registration is Oct. 9, 2012. If you have not done so already or would like to verify that you are registered to vote, please click here.
- Consider donating directly to Justice Robert Cupp , Justice Terrence O’Donnell and Judge Sharon Kennedy .
- Justice Yvette McGee Brown, 21 percent to 16 percent over OSMAPAC-endorsed candidate, Judge Sharon Kennedy.
- OSMAPAC-endorsed candidate, Justice Terrence O’Donnell, leads with 27 percent over 11 percent for state Sen. Michael Skindell of Lakewood.
- Former appellate judge William M. O’Neil, 25 percent to 13 percent over OSMAPAC-endorsed candidate, Justice Robert R. Cupp.
The poll also shows a dead heat in both the presidential and senate races. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are holding tight at 45 percent each and the race for Ohio’s U.S. Senate seat between Sherrod Brown and Josh Mandel continues to be a close race, both with 44 percent.
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