Issues weigh on the mind of voters in Ohio
March 6th, 2012
12:26 PM ET
2 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. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    "Jobs and Obamacare," said Nancy and Marvin Johnson, when asked what where the most important issues to their votes.
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    Right there Republicans! The key to success in November. Hammer away at Obamacare and the need for REAL jobs, not a bunch of phoney government propped up jobs like Solyndra.

    March 6, 2012 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  2. Howard

    CORRUPTION = When a man, like obama, uses the power of the state, to confiscate other people's hard earned money, squanders it, and finances loser companies, in exchange for political contributions, in an effort to get himself reelected. ANYONE BUT OBAMA !!!

    March 6, 2012 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    "Government spending is too high and I think we need a Republican in the White House to get back on track,"....
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    Doesn't this guy realize that the annual deficit has not increased since the last fiscal year of the Bush administration?
    Doesn't this guy realize that Republicans want to enact tax cuts that would a trillion dollars of annual debt?
    Doesn't this guy realize that Republican policies set the economic path we are currently on?

    I think he does know the truth to all of the above.
    I think he dislikes Pres. Obama so much that he feels it is worth the risk.

    March 6, 2012 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Truth wrote:

    The key to success in November. Hammer away at Obamacare and the need for REAL jobs, not a bunch of phoney government propped up jobs like Solyndra.
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    Hammer away to your heart's content. Ever heard of the "rope a dope"? Let me explain the 2012 version. The "dope" is Mitt Romney, and the "rope" is the Affordable Care Act. (You know me. Obamacare, thankfully, does not really exist. I'm scared of it, too.) Mitt Romney has been lying to the Republican primary voters.

    He wrote a "expert" op-ed in 2009 encouraging the Obama administration to adopt some Republican ideas for health care; and proceeded to itemize all of the major features of the Mass. Health Care Law. Of course, Democrats would never embrace conservative ideas, and so blow his health care horn Romney did. Romney cannot run in the general on health care, not at all.

    March 6, 2012 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  5. Tom in the Great NW

    But if you ask Mr. Limbaugh or Mr. Sanitorium about the issues you will hear something quite different.
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    THE TEANUT-GOP SEEKS US ECONOMIC FAILURE.
    .
    THE TEANUT-GOP SEEKS CONTOL OVER EVERY WOMAN'S DECISIONS.
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    THE TEANUT-GOP SEEKS A TIME LIKE, OH SAY...........................................1952 !!

    March 6, 2012 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  6. diridi

    truth, where did you die, when Iraq war looted this nation, did you know on the pretext of Iraq war, main motive is giving Dick Cheney the Hilliborton contract to share equally among Republican pigs, this war went on....did you know brainless, idiots????????yes, Obama2012. Did you know, this election is all about Rich v/s Middle Class America. Wake up, quit drinking binge....

    March 6, 2012 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  7. tee27

    Here is what i don`t get with some of the voters in OH and this clown William Northcutt in this post. He said Government spending is too high and I think we need a Republican in the White House to get back on track. If you are out there William Northcutt put your glasses on and look at this http://articles.latimes.com/2012/mar/04/nation/la-na-ohio-cuts-20120304 State budget cuts hit small-town Ohio. You wanted a Republican Gov and this is what you get. So don`t blame Obama and the Dems for your problems blame yourself and the orthers who voted for the Republican.

    March 6, 2012 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  8. Four and The Door

    "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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    Well said, Mr. Northcutt! It is not that taxes are too low, it is that spending is too high. And Obama is not the guy to get spending in control. He is the one who spent America into the dirt. Romney 2012!

    March 6, 2012 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  9. Noodle Nose Johnson

    Watching the ignorant right wing spin out is one of the great pleasures of this never ending GOP race to the bottom. Will be funny to watch Mr. Troll and Nothing but a Troll try to spin Obama's re-election in November.

    March 6, 2012 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  10. R

    @ Rudy NYC
    "Doesn't this guy realize that the annual deficit has not increased since the last fiscal year of the Bush administration?"

    Let me see if I have this right. Are you saying the annual deficit has not increased at all since the last fiscal year of the Bush Administration?

    March 6, 2012 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  11. Durundal

    you fools need to sit down and be quiet. Be it R or D we have done the same things to treat the symptoms and reverse the course of recessions before: a combination of tax cuts and public investment/works packages. Stop doing the populist rant and learn about how economics works before you spout off about the economy. Half of your foolishness doesnt even hold in the real world. YOu should all be ashamed of yourselves

    March 6, 2012 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  12. Taran

    @noodle nose johnson,,no need to spin Obama's re-election in November, IF he is re-elected. It will only prove that more than 50% of the country did not learn from their mistake the first time, but by the end of his second term they will surely be regretting the decision, with the reduction of liberties and the progression to a socialist nation that will take place.

    March 6, 2012 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  13. NVa Native

    The big concern to Americans is how to weed out the tea-baggs who have refused to let our country heal and how to keep out the GOP eltists who inflicted the damage.

    March 6, 2012 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  14. Texas Dude

    Electing another repub will sound the death knell to the states b/c they're nothing more than warmongers and ironically for big government. Under the repub watch, they've expanded government yet claim that they're for small government. Under repub watch, they've increase the deficit while claiming that they're fiscal conservatives. Under repub watch, they've failed to get OBL yet claim they're strong on defence. I can go on an on but you get the picture. Repubs will be a disaster for America!!!

    March 6, 2012 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  15. Rudy NYC

    R asked:

    Let me see if I have this right. Are you saying the annual deficit has not increased at all since the last fiscal year of the Bush Administration?
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    Yes, that is correct.

    In fact, every annual budget has been at the high water mark or less during the Obama administration. Most conservatives do not realize, or choose to simply deny, that the last fiscal year of the Bush administration had an annual deficit of $1.5 trillion. That final number for Bush is due to the Great Recession.

    Another disturbing trend for the last 40 years has been that Republican presidents increase the annual deficit every year they are in office, while Democratic presidents hold the annual deficit the same, or even decrease it, compared to the final year of their Republicans predecessor.

    March 6, 2012 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  16. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    $12 trillion of our national debt is attributed to republicans.

    March 6, 2012 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  17. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Republicans will vote for a candidate who promises another war, and they think that will curb spending. I give up on right wingnuts, they are hopeless.

    March 6, 2012 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  18. Taran

    And Obama has added more to our national debt in 3 years than any other president in history.

    March 6, 2012 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  19. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Taran, I think you are mistaken. But, history shows you have to spend money to get out of republican depressions.

    March 6, 2012 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  20. NVa Native

    To the GOP bubble-boys who constantly post their baseless truthiness – I guess expanding all the new and re-cycled lies is just more proof of how desperate you and the rest of the fox followers are.
    Americans won't get down to the level you Ditto-heads waller in – we're fine up here in the sunshine of reality while you snort and grunt in your shallow mud-puddle of self-inflicted despair.
    I'm sure you're not all as petrified as you sound – maybe you just love the tiaras (drama-queens).

    March 6, 2012 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  21. Taran

    @Wire, nope, I'm not mistaken, I looked it up. and I don't agree with your "solution." I believe history shows cutting spending will get you out of debt. Just like at home, you spend beyond your means, you go into debt. You don't want debt, don't spend more than you have. The one thing I agreed with Clinton on.

    March 6, 2012 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  22. Fair is Fair

    Hey Rudy –

    How can you blame Bush for the FY '07, '08' amd '09 deficits, as you love to point out that all spending originates in the house... and the house was run by democrats those years?

    Or is that only when your defending Obama?

    March 6, 2012 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  23. Woman In California

    I do know this. BEFORE Obama took office businesses were LAYING OFF left and right, MY stocks were disappearing right before MY eyes and raises for hard work were a thing of the past. THAT HAS ALL CHANGED. He had done a tremendous job bringing us BACK from the grave no thanks to the republicans. I for one WILL NOT give them back the keys to our country to finish us off.
    Vote realistically, vote to KEEP SANITY, vote AGAINST republicans.
    Obama 2012

    March 6, 2012 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  24. Rudy NYC

    Fair asked:

    How can you blame Bush for the FY '07, '08' amd '09 deficits, as you love to point out that all spending originates in the house... and the house was run by democrats those years?
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    Yes, the Cohgress was run by Democrats during those years. FY2007 was a Republican budget, so do not lay that on the feet of the Democrats. FY2008 and FY2009 were budgets with significant deficits, due to reduced revenue, and increased spending on Bush administration policies. Those are ndeniable facts. The most significant fact is that the Bush administration continued to request increased spending year to year, while simultaneously reducing revenue.

    March 6, 2012 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  25. Whatever

    Hey Fair, how can you blame Obama for the deficits in '11 and this year? As you love to point out that all spending originates in the house...and the house was run by republicans those years? Badly.

    Or is that only when you're hating on Obama?

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