Survey: Strickland strengthens lead over Blackwell

5:45 PM, Aug 8, 2006   |    comments
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Strickland, currently representing Ohio's 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, gets 57 percent of the vote. Blackwell, currently Ohio Secretary of State, gets 35 percent. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA tracking poll released two months ago, Strickland is up four points, Blackwell is down two. More take-aways:

  • Strickland had led by 16, today leads by 22.
  • Among males, Strickland had led by 4, now 15.
  • Among younger voters, Blackwell had been tied, now trails by 35.
  • Twenty-two percent of Republicans cross over to vote for Democrat Strickland; only 6% of Democrats crossover and vote for Republican Blackwell.
  • Independents break 5:2 for Strickland.
  • Conservatives vote overwhelmingly for Blackwell, but Strickland leads among moderates 7:2.
  • Incumbent Republican Governor Bob Taft is term-limited. The seat is open. The election is in 13 weeks, on 11/7/2006.
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? 35% Blackwell (R)
57% Strickland (D)
1% Fitrakis (G)
2% Peirce (L)
3% Other
2% Undecided Asked of 503 Likely Voters Margin of Sampling Error for this question = plus / minus 4.4% Filtering: 1,000 Ohio adults were surveyed 8/5/2006 - 8/7/2006. Of them, 848 were registered to vote. Of them, 503 were judged to be "likely" voters. Crosstabs reflect Likely Voters.


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