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DeWine trails Brown by 8 points

In a new SurveyUSA poll of likely voters, Mike DeWine trails Sherrod Brown by 8 points (41% to 49%), but there’s no detail in the story or in the crosstabs about how exactly the pollsters identified which respondents were the “likely voters.” The poll’s margin of error is 4.5%.
A note of caution: the respondents lived in the Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Youngstown areas. That sounds to me like the results would skew towards the Democrat side. Both Cleveland and Youngstown are heavily Democratic areas. I wonder why the Columbus, Dayton, and Toledo areas were left out? [Update: I stand corrected.]
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