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Ohio poll: Strickland, Brown lead GOP contenders

5:41 PM, Jun 13, 2006   |    comments
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In an election for Governor of Ohio today, June 13, Democrat Ted Strickland defeats Republican Ken Blackwell, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for WCPO-TV Cincinnati, WKYC-TV Cleveland, and WYTV-TV Youngstown. Strickland, currently representing Ohio's 6th District in Congress, gets 53%. Blackwell, currently Ohio Secretary of State, gets 37%. Strickland gets 89% of Democrat votes. Blackwell gets 72% of Republican votes. 20% of Republicans cross over and vote for the Democrat. Independents prefer Democrat Strickland by 19 points. Strickland leads by 4 among men and by 27 among women, a 23-point Gender Gap. Blackwell runs even with Strickland among voters under age 35, and in Western Ohio. Incumbent Republican Governor Bob Taft is term-limited. The election is in 5 months, on 11/8/06. In an election for United States Senator from Ohio today, June 13, Democratic challenger Sherrod Brown ousts Republican incumbent Mike DeWine, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for WCPO-TV Cincinnati, WKYC-TV Cleveland, and WYTV-TV Youngstown. Brown, who represents Ohio's 13th District in Congress, wins by 9 points, 48% to 39%. Brown gets 85% of Democrat votes. DeWine gets 73% of Republican votes. Brown wins by 14 points among Independents. Brown wins by 2:1 in Eastern Ohio. DeWine leads in Western and Central Ohio. Brown leads by 21 points among low-income voters. Other income groups are tied. DeWine leads by 13 among the youngest voters. Brown leads by 22 among the oldest voters. The election is in five months, on November 8, 2006. Survey questions 1 If the election for Governor of Ohio were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? Republican Ken Blackwell? Democrat Ted Strickland? Green Party candidate Bob Fitrakis? Libertarian Bill Peirce? Or some other candidate? 37% Blackwell (R)
53% Strickland (D)
1% Fitrakis (G)
2% Peirce (L)
4% Other
2% Undecided Asked of 507 Likely Voters Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4% 2 If the election for United States Senator were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? Republican Mike Dewine? Democrat Sherrod Brown? Or some other candidate? 39% DeWine (R)
48% Brown (D)
11% Other
2% Undecided Asked of 507 Likely Voters Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4% Sponsoring News Organizations: WCPO-TV Cincinnati, WKYC-TV Cleveland, WYTV-TV Youngstown Filtering: 1,000 Ohio adults were interviewed 6/10/06 - 6/12/06. Of them, 844 were registered to vote. Of them, 507 were judged to be "likely" voters. Crosstabs reflect Likely Voters.

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