Baldwin Wallace Poll Shows Most Ohio Races Close
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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