Poll: Brown increases lead over DeWine in Senate race

11:01 AM, Oct 13, 2006   |    comments
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In an election for United States Senator from Ohio today, 10/12/2006, Brown defeats 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, unseats DeWine, 54% to 40% in a vote today. Since an identical SurveyUSA poll 9/21/06, Brown has gained 2 points and DeWine has lost 2 points. Brown's lead has grown from 10 to 14 points. Male voters still prefer Brown by 1 point, but Brown's lead among women has grown from 19 points to 26 points in the last 3 weeks. DeWine holds 83% of his Republican base. Brown holds 90% of his Democrat base. Brown leads by 22 points among Independents. Republican DeWine leads by 64 points among Conservatives. Democrat Brown leads by 75 points among Liberals. Among Moderates, Democrat Brown leads by 45 points, up from a 31-point lead with this group last month. DeWine wins 3:2 in Western OH. Brown wins 2:1 in Central and Eastern OH. The election is on 11/7/2006. DeWine was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1994. Brown was first elected to Congress in 1992. If the election for United States Senator were today, who would you vote for? Republican Mike Dewine? Democrat Sherrod Brown? Or some other candidate? 40% DeWine (R)
54% Brown (D)
6% Other/Undecided Asked of 515 Likely Voters Margin of Sampling Error for this question = plus / minus 4.4% Filtering: 900 Ohio adults were surveyed 10/9/2006 - 10/11/2006. Of them, 779 were registered to vote. Of them, 515 were judged to be "likely" voters. Crosstabs reflect Likely Voters.


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