Poll: Drew Carey a Frontrunner for Republican Senate Nomination in Ohio

Public Policy Polling has released more poll results, this time showing Drew Carey one of the top frontrunners for the Republican Senate nomination in Ohio.  Drew garners 12% of the vote, to Jon Husted’s 14% and Ken Blackwell’s 17%.  This puts Drew a mere 5 percentage points away from the lead, almost within the poll’s +/- 4.9% margin of error.

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Poll: Drew Carey the Most Electable Republican in Ohio

Public Policy Polling has come out with a new poll showing Drew Carey faring as good or better than all the other noteworthy potential candidates for Republican Senate nominee in 2012. 

Carey earns 34% to incumbent Democrat Senator Sherrod Brown’s 49%–the same numbers as Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.  Everyone else trails by larger margins: State Treasurer Josh mandel trails Brown by 16 points, Rep. Steve LaTourette by 18 points, and Rep. Jim Jordan and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor by 19 points.

Carey fares the best among independent voters, trailing Brown by only 15 points, while every other Republican trails anywhere between 18 and 25 points.  Carey also fares the best among moderate voters, of any Republican candidate.

Carey has, by far, the best favorables of any Republican, with 29% favorable and 13% unfavorable ratings (a surplus of +16%).  All other Republicans have favorables surpluses/deficits between +2% to -3%.  Carey is the only Republican candidate to earn a positive favorability rating from independents, from whom he gets a surplus of 11%.  Carey has a huge favorability surplus of +22% with moderates, while the other Republican candidates have favorability surpluses/deficits of +1% to -14%.  Carey is far and away the favorite Republican candidate with both male and female voters as well.

In light of this new scientific polling showing that Drew Carey has the best shot of any major Ohio Republican, we renew our call to Carey to please consider coming home and running for Senate–not just for his own career, but to fight for the freedom we so desperately need!


Drew Doesn’t Close the Door on Senate Run

At last! The long wait is over! Drew Carey has finally addressed the Senate draft effort–or, at least, his publicist, Christina Papadopoulos, has. Papadopoulos told Politico’s David Catanese that Drew currently “has no plans to run,” which is what we already all knew. Whether he might make plans at any point in the next year and a half, if presented with a strong display of support from the grassroots, is a possibility that was conspicuously left open.

Update: Drew himself has finally spoken out, telling The Cleveland Leader, “I am not considering a run for the Senate.” We hope we can convince him to begin considering it! The positive mark he could make on the history of Ohio and of America would be far more momentous than a career on gameshows only!

We are still encouraged by Drew’s refusal to categorically rule out a future run and call upon him even more strongly to consider fighting for our individual liberties back here in Ohio. He could easily return to television after a stint of political service, and has nothing to lose but the onerous government regulations he could help to slash in the Senate.


POLITICO: “Drafting Drew Carey in Ohio”

From David Catanese at Politico, this morning:

A group of libertarian-minded conservatives are attempting to draft television star Drew Carey into the Ohio Senate race against Sherrod Brown.

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