Baldwin Wallace Poll Shows Most Ohio Races Close

Voting machines in testing mode, waiting to go to work Nov 6. (Mark Urycki/ideastream)
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A new Baldwin Wallace University poll released today shows the Governor’s race in Ohio appears to be a dead heat.  Democrat Richard Cordray has gained on Republican Mike DeWine in the Community Research Institute Poll of Ohioans “likely to vote.” 

In the Baldwin Wallace poll of mid-September DeWine had a nearly 5% lead over Cordray when 21% of those surveyed were still unsure whom to vote for.  But Democrat Cordray has chipped away at the lead since and both major party candidates have about 39%.  

About 6% of those polled last week chose Libertarian or Green Party candidates.  Almost 16% were still unsure.

In the U-S Senate race, Democrat incumbent Sherrod Brown had a nearly 20 percentage point lead over Republican Jim Renacci.

In a question about party choice in US House races, respondents continued to prefer a generic Democrat  over a generic Republican by about 3%.

In other statewide races Democrats lead but about 20% of the voters remain undecided. 

In the Ohio Secretary of State race, Democrat Kathleen Clyde has a 6 point lead over Republican Frank LaRose.

In the Auditor race Democrat Zach Space is ahead of Republican Keith Faber by about 8 points.  

And for Attorney General, the race is a virtual tie between Democrat Steve and Republican Dave Yost. 

Democrat Rob Richardson has a 2-point lead over Republican Robert Sprague in the state Treasurer contest.

The Baldwin Wallace poll found that Ohioans name healthcare and the economy as their two biggest political issues.

 

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