Issues weigh on the mind of voters in Ohio
March 6th, 2012
12:26 PM ET
6 years ago

Issues weigh on the mind of voters in Ohio

Delhi Township, Ohio (CNN) - The economy, jobs, healthcare, and conservative values. That's what's on the minds of voters at this polling station in southwest Ohio.

"I want this country swung back and I think we're totally out of control and I want the most conservative person and so I voted my conscience. Whether he wins or not is another subject," Veronica Helms told CNN.

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"I think we need to do what's right and I hope it works because I think we are in serious, serious trouble," added Helms, after she voted at a polling station in Hamilton County, just west of Cincinnati.

"Jobs and Obamacare," said Nancy and Marvin Johnson, when asked what where the most important issues to their votes.

Suzanne Crable agreed, saying "it's the economy and healthcare."

The national health care law passed two years ago by a Democratic controlled Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama is not a favorite with Republican voters.

"Health care is very important to us right now. My husband owns his own business, so we're really pushing and my husband told me 'you really need to vote today'. I know it's important to vote and what's important for us is our health care, and we need some change," added Crable.

Government spending was also an issue for some of those casting ballots at the polling station at the convent in Mount Saint Joseph.

"Government spending is too high and I think we need a Republican in the White House to get back on track," said William Northcutt, as he headed home after voting in his party's primary.

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  1. NVa Native

    @Wire ~ no one can get through to the GOP bubble-boys. It's like if you were to drop them in the ocean (of truth) they would still argue that their bubble will float........while they sink all the way to the darkness (their ideology) of the bottom.

    March 6, 2012 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
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