-PPP's new Ohio poll finds that John Boehner is exceedingly unpopular in his home state. Only 26% of voters approve of the job he's doing to 55% who disapprove. Even Republicans (45/38) only narrowly support his leadership and Democrats (14/67) and independents (16/62) are similarly united in their opposition to it.
-Ohioans are inclined to support a constitutional amendment that would require redistricting be done in a bipartisan fashion. 41% say they would favor such a proposal to only 20% are opposed- 39% with no opinion is an indication the issue hasn't completely pierced the public consciousness yet. Democrats (53/17) and independents (41/15) are both pretty supportive of such an amendment and even Republicans (29/26) are, albeit by a much narrower margin.
-There's not much public support for Lincoln Chafee's proposal to get the country on the metric system- only 23% of voters are in favor of it to 56% who are opposed. Voters are against it across party lines but Republicans (15/70) are a lot more emphatic in their opposition than Democrats (25/48) are.
-LeBron James' popularity in Ohio has come all the way back from the low depths it reached after he went to play for the Heat. In early 2012 we found only 15% of Ohioans had a favorable opinion of James to 33% with a negative one. Now he's all the way back up to 59% with a positive opinion of him and only 11% with an unfavorable one. 55% of voters in the state say they're pulling for the Cavs to win it all with 4% going for the Warriors and 41% saying they don't care.
-Only 25% of Browns fans want Johnny Manziel to be their Quarterback next year. Statewide Manziel is an unpopular figure with only 18% of Ohioans seeing him favorably to 36% with a negative view. Among Browns fans Manziel is at 25/45, making him even more unpopular with them than he is with the overall population. 22% want Josh McCown to be their QB, 11% want Thaddeus Lewis, 8% want Connor Shaw, 10% want none of the above, and 24% are unsure.
Mike Pettine has a solid 50/5 approval rating with Browns fans. Also faring well with his fan base is Marvin Lewis, who 52% of Bengals fans approve of to only 9% who disapprove. The many playoff appearances seems to trump the lack of wins in said appearances for most fans.