Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Ohio Poll: Brown, Strickland expanding leads
Highlights from the Univ. of Cincinnati new survey:
With three weeks remaining before Election Day, the latest Ohio Poll finds Democrat Ted Strickland holds a 14 percentage point lead over Republican Ken Blackwell in the race for governor, 52 to 38 percent.
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Strickland led Blackwell, 50 to 38 percent in the September 2006 Ohio Poll of likely voters.
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Democrat Sherrod Brown holds a seven percentage point lead over Republican Mike DeWine in the race for U.S. Senate, 52 to 45 percent among likely voters. Less than one percent express support for some other candidate and two percent are undecided.
Brown led DeWine, 51 to 47 percent in the September 2006 Ohio Poll of likely voters.
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As Election Day nears, likely voters continue to be pessimistic about the direction in which Ohio, and the country, are headed.
Seventy-one percent of likely voters see things in Ohio as “off on the wrong track,” while 25 percent see things in Ohio as “heading in the right direction.”
When asked about the direction the country is headed, 65 percent of likely voters see things in the country as “off on the wrong track,” while 32 percent see things as “heading in the right direction.”