OH-Sen & Gov: Baldwin Wallace Poll Gives Sherrod Brown (D) A 17 Point, Governor Race A Toss Up

Some good news today out of Ohio courtesy of Baldwin Wallace University’s latest poll:

In the contest for U.S. Senate, the survey shows Brown with a 49% to 32% lead over his Republican challenger Jim Renacci. About 19% remain undecided with seven weeks until the election.

In the Governor’s race, DeWine holds a 42% to 37% advantage over Democrat Richard Cordray among voters stating a preference, making the race a statistical tie. More than 20% say they remain unsure about how they will vote for governor.

“In both races, the outcomes will hinge on how late-deciding voters break on election day,” said Dr. Tom Sutton, director of the Community Research Institute. “Both Cordray and Renacci are still far less known to Ohio voters, with nearly half of those surveyed saying they haven’t heard enough about either candidate to form a favorable or unfavorable opinion. Just one in five voters don’t yet know enough about DeWine or Brown.

“As a result, the frontrunners in each race have both higher favorable and unfavorable ratings already established among the electorate, but also have an opportunity to help define their less well-known opponents,” added Sutton.

This poll was conducted among 1,048 likely Ohio voters, between September 5 and September 15, using a Qualtrics-curated online panel with quotas in place for gender and age, along with stratification by region. Margin of error: ±3.6% (applicable only to overall results and not to demographic subgroups).

Let’s make the Blue Wave hit Ohio hard. Click below to donate and get involved with Brown, Cordray and their fellow Ohio Democrats campaigns:

Sherrod Brown for Senate

Richard Cordray for Governor

Danny O’Connor (D. OH-12)

Aftab Purveal (D. OH-01)

Betsy Rader (D. OH-14)

Rick Neal (D. OH-15)

Kathleen Clyde for Secretary of State

Zack Space for Auditor

Rob Richardson for Treasurer

Steve Dettelbach for Attorney General