New OH-07 Poll Shows Overwhelming Majority Doesn’t Think Congressman Robert Gibbs Deserves Reelection

January 25, 2012

The House Majority PAC today released a new Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll that shows Congressman Robert Gibbs in serious jeopardy of losing reelection.

In Ohio’s 7th District, first term Congressman Robert Gibbs has rapidly become very unpopular, with only 37% of voters thinking he deserves reelection and 59% already thinking after just a year that it’s time for someone new. Congressional Republicans have a 37/53-favorability rating and Gibbs’ own approval rating is just 34%, with 51% of voters disapproving of him. He trails a generic Democratic opponent 42-43.

“For the past year, Congressman Robert Gibbs and House Republicans have done everything in their power to fight for tax breaks for the richest one percent at the expense of Medicare for seniors and jobs for middle class families,” said Alixandria Lapp, Executive Director of the House Majority PAC. “This November, Congressman Gibbs and House Republicans will have to answer back home for their backwards priorities and failure to fight for middle class families.”

Public Policy Polling conducted this survey on behalf of House Majority PAC between January 20th and 23rd. In OH-7, 693 registered voters were interviewed with a margin of error of +/-3.7%.To learn more, visit the House Majority PAC website.

The latest polling numbers in Congressman Gibbs’ Congressional District come the same week a United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll shows Democrats nationally with an 11-point lead over Republicans in a generic ballot question asked to registered voters.