New OH-16 Poll Shows Overwhelming Majority Doesn’t Think Congressman Jim Renacci Deserves Reelection

January 25, 2012

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

In Ohio’s 16th Congressional District, Congressman Jim Renacci marks yet another freshman Republican who voters have soured on quickly. Just 40% think he deserves to be reelected, while 60% believe it’s time for someone new. Congressional Republicans have a 37/52-favorability rating and Renacci’s own approval is even lower with just 31% of voters thinking he’s doing a good job to 38% who disapprove. Although Renacci was initially expected to be the favorite in his battle with fellow incumbent Democrat Betty Sutton that’s not the case- they’re knotted at 46%.

“For the past year, Congressman Jim Renacci 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 Renacci 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 22nd. In OH-16, 812 registered voters were interviewed with a margin of error of +/-3.4%.To learn more, visit the House Majority PAC website.

The latest polling numbers in Congressman Jim Renacci’s 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.