WTPC 2018 Ohio General Election Poll Results


For Immediate Release: Sunday, July 15, 2018



Akron, OH:  Today, the Ohio TEA Party organization, the We the People Convention, released the results of it Ohio state poll which was conducted between June 30, 2018 and July 10,2018. The poll surveyed 1,485 Ohioans to determine the position of Ohio voters on President Trump’s performance; the US Senate Race between incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican challenger Jim Renacci; and the Ohio Governor race between Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray. (Click here to see poll details)

The We the People Convention poll showed that 51.35% of Ohioans rate President Trump’s overall performance as doing “Very Well” (40.40%) or “Well” (10.95%) so far. It showed that 51.40% of Ohioans would vote for President Trump this year if he were on the ballot. The survey also showed that only 41.67% of Ohioans support the Democrat agenda to repeal tax cuts, bring more immigrants into the US, restore Obamacare and impeach President Trump if they re-take the US House of Representatives.

The survey found that Democrat Sherrod Brown leads Republican Jim Renacci 44.98% to 40.89% with 14.12% undecided in the Ohio US Senate Race. The poll found that Republican Mike DeWine leads Democrat Richard Cordray 42.15% to 38.08% with 16.92% undecided and 2.81% voting for Green Party or Libertarian Party candidates.

Tom Zawistowski, President of the We the People Convention said, “As we have seen increasingly in past election cycles, polls are being used by the left as propaganda in an attempt to sway voters and affect donor behavior. We had no intention of doing a poll this early, however, recent “Fake Polls” by NBC/Marrist showing only 34% of Ohioans saying Trump deserves re-election and a ridiculous Quinnipiac poll suggesting that Sherrod Brown has a 17% lead over Jim Renacci, forced us once again to do our own poll because we knew from our grassroots network that the other polls had to be propaganda. Our poll proved that we were right once again, just as we predicted Donald Trump’s victory in Ohio 2016 and accurately projected the outcomes of the recent primary.”

Zawistowski concluded by saying, “Based on our poll results we believe that it is highly likely that Jim Renacci will defeat Sherrod Brown in the Ohio General Election in November and that Mike DeWine will be the next Governor of Ohio. We also believe that all 12 Ohio Republican Congressmen will be re-elected. We see no signs of a “blue wave”, in fact, our data suggests just the opposite that Ohio is turning from a purple state to a red state in 2018.”

Executive Summary Ohio 2018 General Election Poll Results

The poll was conducted by TRZ Communication of Akron, OH to determine the position of Ohio Voters on President Trump’s performance, the US Senate Race between Incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Challenger Jim Renacci, and the Ohio Governor race between Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray. This Ohio poll was conducted for the We the People Convention, Inc. from Saturday, June 30, 2018 through Tuesday, July 10, 2018.  The telephone poll surveyed 1,485 Ohio voters who were randomly selected from a list of all landline telephones in the State of Ohio. The poll has a margin of error of  ± 3% at the 95% confidence level. Results were gathered from all 88 Counties in Ohio and every age group from 19 year olds to 90 year olds were surveyed with 54.2% being female and 45.8% being male.


Q-1: How would you rate President Trump’s Overall performance as President so far??

Doing Very Well –  40.40%

Doing Well –  10.95%

Not Doing Well –  9.59%

Doing Terrible Job –  39.05%

Q- 2: If President Trump were on the ballot in Ohio for re-election this fall, and he is not, would he get your vote?

I would vote for Trump Now –  51.40%

I would NOT vote for Trump Now –  48.60%

Q-3: This Fall Democrats are attempting to take back majority control of the US House of Representatives on the pledge to repeal the tax cuts, to fight to keep US borders open and bring in millions of more immigrants, to restore Obamacare, and to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Do you support this Democratic plan:

Support Democrat agenda – 41.67%

I do NOT support the Democrat agenda – 53.57%

I am unsure whose agenda I support –  4.76%

Q-4: In Ohio there will be a very important race for US Senate between long time Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown and Republican Congressman Jim Renacci.  Knowing only what you know now about these candidates, if the election were today, which one would get your vote for US Senate?

Sherrod Brown – 44.98%

Jim Renacci – 40.89%

Undecided – 14.12%

Q-5: In the Ohio Governor’s race, long time Republican Office Holder Mike DeWine is running against experienced Democrat Richard Cordray as well as a Green Party and Libertarian Party candidates.  Knowing only what you know now about these candidates, if the election were today, which one would get your vote?

Mike DeWine – 42.15%

Richard Cordray – 38.08%

Undecide – 16.92%

Green or Liberterian Candidate – 2.81%

Q-6:  What is the likelihood that you will actually vote in the Ohio General Election this fall?

I will Definitely vote in the General Election – 93.59%

It is Highly Likely I will vote in the General – 5.30%

I will Probably NOT vote in the General – 0.63%

I will NOT vote in the General – 0.48%

Q-7:  What is your political affiliation?

Republican – 40.84%

Democrat – 32.72%

Independent – 25.08%

Liberterian – 0.80%

Green – 0.66%

Q-8:  What is Gender?

Female – 54.20%

Male – 45.80%

Ohio TEA Party Leader Defends Jim Jordan



For Immediate Release: Saturday, June 7, 2018



Akron, OH: Tom Zawistowski, President of the Ohio TEA Party affiliated We the People Convention, today defended Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan against those accusing him of not acting to stop purported sexual abuse by a homosexual doctor named Richard Strauss at Ohio State University from 1978 to 1998. Jordan was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State from 1986-1994 and five former athletes have gone on the record saying that Jordan knew about the sexual abuse 32 years ago and did not report it or stop it. Congressman Jordan has vehemently denied the allegations made against him saying that “he was never told about any sexual abuse” during his time at Ohio State and that “he would have taken action had he known about any abuse by Strauss.”  Jordan’s position is backed up by a statement from Head Wrestling Coach at that time, Russ Hellickson, who said this week, “At no time while Jim Jordan was a coach with me at Ohio State did either of us ignore abuse of our wrestlers.” The Ohio State University opened up an investigation into Strauss’s activities this April when they first came to light and hired law firm Perkins Coie which has reportedly interviewed over 150 people so far about these allegations against Strauss.

Zawistowski said, “First of all, I have known Jim Jordan for many years and I agree with President Trump’s statement on Thursday that Jim Jordan is one of most outstanding people I have met and I don’t believe these allegations at all. Second, in the nine years we have been involved in the TEA Party Movement, we have learned that there are no coincidences in politics. As soon as the NBC hit piece came out, we saw it for what it was. This is a story about greed, opportunism and useful idiots. The two main athletes accusing Jordan of knowing about the sexual abuse 32 years ago and not stopping it are both in serious financial and legal trouble, and one has a clear vendetta against OSU. They were both well aware of the $500 million financial payout being made by Michigan State to 332 female athletes who were sexually assaulted by the athletic department doctor and they saw an opportunity to get a piece of the action. Their motivation for specifically implicating Jordan, who is clearly a minor player in the full scope of this investigation, by lying about his role, is to make the story national so their potential payout will be larger. The investigation into these allegations has been going on since April of this year, but it is hardly a coincidence that the allegations against Jim Jordan ended up on the front page of NBC News just five days after Jim Jordan called out Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for illegally withholding evidence from Congress in a televised public hearing on June 28th. These athletes became the useful idiots for a smear campaign that is designed to take out someone who is threatening those in our government who have committed crimes and are worried about going to prison.” 

Zawistowski continued, “It is a fact that Perkins Coie, the law firm Ohio State hired to investigate the allegations, is also the firm that funneled Hillary Clinton campaign funds to Christopher Steele who wrote the “unverified” fake Trump dossier and paid Fusion GPS to pedal the fake document to the DOJ, FBI and CIA as legitimate intel in order to smear candidate Trump and then undermine President Trump. This illegal activity is what Jim Jordan and others in Congress are exposing with their investigations. So it is not a coincidence that five days after Jordan attacks Rosenstein for covering up this illegal activity that this hit piece comes out. It was also not a coincidence that Perkins Coi tried to legitimize the accusations against Jordan by lying about contacting Jordan and suggesting he refused a request to be interviewed. Now we see the same pattern we have seen by the left wing “media” over and over, accusation with no evidence repeated again and again trying to make people believe the lie. Well, I can tell you flat out, no one in the Ohio TEA Party movement believes this nonsense and I will bet you that Jim Jordan hasn’t lost many votes in his Congressional District because we know this man, and we know his character, and we know this is all not true.”

Zawistowski concluded by saying, “So let’s get this straight. Thirty two years ago, Jim Jordan is an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State, and a homosexual doctor who works for the athletic department has been purportedly molesting hundreds of male athletes on up to 14 different athletic teams, for eight years before Jordan arrived on campus and then for another four year after he left, and the entire focus on this investigation is on Jim Jordan? These are not children, these are Division I male college athletes who would have no problem physically stopping Dr. Strauss if they did not like what he was doing. Are we to believe that, even though they were purportedly traumatized by these actions by Dr. Strauss, that all they did is causally mention it or joke about it in locker room talk with an assistant coach? The five athletes who are accusing Congressman Jordan admit, and specifically say in one case, that “he was too embarrassed to report the abuse directly to Jordan.” They claim, though they admit that they did not tell Jordan directly, that it was “commonly known” but have no proof other than hearsay. Now if I was being molested by someone, and I reported it to an assistant coach and they did nothing, I sure would have then reported it to the Head Coach or the Athletic Director because I would know that they have the power to do something about it – but there is no evidence of that either. Then, where were their parents? Are we supposed to believe that none of those athletes would tell their parents and that the parents would not have taken action to stop their son from being molested? If they were so injured by Dr. Strauss, then why did they not speak out when Dr. Strauss committed suicide in 2005?  Why didn’t they speak up when the Jerry Sandusky case was going on at Penn State that involved the same type of activity? This just does not add up. At least at Penn State and Michigan State the perpetrator was still molesting people and needed to be stopped. That was a good reason to speak up. At OSU Strauss is long dead, so the reason to bring this up now can only be to cash in. Then the political opportunists saw their own opportunity to “cash in” as well by smearing Jim Jordan and we are just not going to buy the lie. We stand by Jim Jordan and look forward to his re-election and to him continuing to fight for equal justice under the law for all of us in the months and years ahead.”

Read the article in the Daily Caller

It is NOT Just our Independence we Celebrate Today!

When you celebrate Independence Day today, know what you are celebrating. It is NOT just winning our independence from England. It is the literal miracle of our implementing the most successful form of government ever created by man. Not just government created by the people, and run by the people, for the people, but the commitment to the Individual over the State with the Freedom and Liberty necessary to unleashed capitalism and change the world for the better!

Consider this, for over 200,000 years, there was virtual no advance in the human condition. ALL humans on earth lived in squalor. Living on between $1-3 per day in today’s dollars. For 200,000 YEARS! ALL HUMANS. The Greeks, the Egyptians, the Chinese, the Romans, the French and English – all lived barely above subsistence levels because of their form of government. Then, with our writing down the mighty words in our Declaration of Independence, and our US Constitution, and our Bill of Rights for all the world to see and share – everything changed!

At the time of the founding of America, 94.4% of the world’s population lived on less than $2 per day, by 2006 only 5% of the world’s population is living on less than $2 per day. In just 242 years of American Exceptionalism billions of people have been pulled out of poverty because of the unrivaled success of capitalism combined with Individual Freedom and Liberty and limited government which originated in the American experiment that continues today. Now THAT is worth celebrating by EVERYONE!

Happy Independence Day Indeed!

Spread the Word Today of the Miracle that IS America!

For Liberty,

Tom Zawistowski
Executive Director
Portage County TEA Party