Public Policy Polling asked Ohioans to give their opinion about the state's biggest cities and Cleveland did not top the list. Hell, it wasn't even in the top three.
Youngstown, in case you were wondering, occupied the low end of the favorability spectrum, which sounds about right to anyone that isn't from Youngstown, and probably even a few that are.
Columbus came in on top, probably because everyone loves sprawl and strip malls and OSU frat parties and Timmy Horton's. Or something. (CBus scored a 57-15 favorable/unfavorable split.)
Then Cincinnati, of all places: 51-17.
Then Dayton, @)$(@#&)!: 41-20.
Then Akron, ?????: 39-20.
Then, finally, Cleveland: 38-33.
Lordy. If you needed a downer on a Friday afternoon, Cleveland, you just got it. Your own state hates you more than Dayton.
One bit of good news:
For whatever reason, women view Cleveland (41-27) and Youngstown (24-27) much more highly than do men (36-40 and 20-41, respectively). There are much smaller gender gaps for the other cities.
Women, as we all know, are clearly smarter anyway.