CINCINNATI, Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Voter Outlook—an apolitical organization working to provide key insights among voters—announced today that Ohio Democratic voters strongly prefer US Democratic Party Senate candidates to hold a number of statewide debates as part of the U.S. Senate Democratic Ohio primary election process.
On behalf of Voter Outlook, EMI Research surveyed 200 registered Ohio Democratic voters and found that 80% believe Democratic primary candidates for US Senate should hold debates as part of the primary election process. Of those, 93% believe a debate should be held in each of the three major Ohio cities: Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland. Additionally, among those favoring debates, 78% believe that rural locations in Ohio should host an equal number of debates compared to those held in the three major cities.
The research sample was balanced. The median age group was 35-44 with normal distributions above and below the 35-44 age group. The median education level fell into the "some higher education" category with an expected distribution of lesser and higher education. The respondents were approximately 50/50 male/female. The research was fielded in October 2015.
When asked about what the research suggests, Voter Outlook founder Kevin Hassey said, "I believe it suggests that Democratic voters want a number of dialogues of substance between candidates to better understand their positions and that voters also want candidates to venture out to their part of the state, wherever that might be."
About EMI Research
As a global leader in online and mobile research, EMI enables hundreds of market research firms, advertising agencies and companies across numerous industries to better understand key customer dynamics. Since 1999, EMI has delivered quantitative and qualitative research, while also offering survey programming, hosting, translation and data processing. EMI has offices in the United States and the UK.
About Voter Outlook
Voter Outlook conducts and provides targeted research that provides key insights among voters. It targets topics that are insightful to the current political landscape that are either not researched or under-researched. Voter Outlook Founder Kevin Hassey began his career at Proctor & Gamble and has had significant success leading organizations using data-driven consumer insights in decision-making.
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SOURCE Voter Outlook