Thursday, October 26, 2006
It's important not to get too giddy over this stuff, but it's hard not to when Survey USA says its game, set and match for the governor and senate races, and minimum wage (poll conducted 10-23-10/25):
Democrat Take-Away in Ohio Governor: In an election for Governor of Ohio today, 10/26/06, Democrat Ted Strickland wins decisively over Republican Ken Blackwell, according to an exclusive SurveyUSA poll of 563 likely Ohio voters conducted for WKYC-TV Cleveland, WCPO-TV Cincinnati and WYTV-TV Youngstown. Strickland led by 28 in an identical SurveyUSA tracking poll 10/12/06. Today leads by 30.And remember, as we always like to say, follow the trend, not the numbers.
Democrat Take-Away Now Certain in Ohio U.S. Senate: In an election for United States Senator from Ohio today, 10/26/06, Democrat challenger Sherrod Brown unseats incumbent Republican Mike DeWine, 57% to 37%, according to an exclusive SurveyUSA poll conducted for WKYC-TV Cleveland, WCPO-TV Cincinnati and WYTV-TV Youngstown. Brown led by 14 in an identical SurveyUSA tracking poll on 10/12/06. Today, Brown leads by 20. Brown's lead among males is up from 1 point on 10/12/06 to 13 points today; up from 12 points among white voters to 18 points today. In Western Ohio, DeWine led by 18 2 weeks ago, trails by 10 today, a 28-point swing to the Democrat.
Issue 2 Passes: Issue 2 passes in a referendum today, 49% Yes to 16% No. Though 35% of voters are not yet Certain how they will vote on 2, late deciders are splitting evenly. Issue 2 had led by 32 points on 10/12/06, today leads by 33 points. The measure is supported 3:1 by whites and 6:1 by blacks.