OH-Sen & Gov: NBC/Marist Poll Gives Sherrod Brown (D) A 13 Point Lead, Governor Race Tied

Some very good news today out of Ohio courtesy of NBC/Marist’s latest poll. First, the U.S. Senate race:

In the Senate race, Brown holds a 13-point lead over Renacci among both likely and registered voters, 52 percent to 39 percent, unchanged from June's NBC/Marist poll.

Brown's lead comes thanks to a 29-point advantage with likely independent voters and a 49-point lead among likely moderates. Renacci trails with every demographic breakdown — income bracket, education level, race, and age group — except for his 4-point advantage with likely male voters. Brown holds a 29-point lead with likely female voters.

These results sit against the backdrop of relatively stable approval numbers for Trump among all Ohio adults. Forty-three percent approve of Trump's job as president, compared to 49 percent who disapprove. In June, 40 percent approved and 48 percent disapproved of his job performance.

Second, the Governor’s race:

Both Cordray and DeWine get support from 47 percent of likely voters; six percent say they're undecided.

Among registered voters, it's the same tie at 47 percent each. That's a tightening from NBC/Marist's last poll in June, which showed DeWine up with registered voters, 46 percent to 42 percent.

When candidates from the Green Party and Libertarian Party added to ballot, Cordray and DeWine both pull 44 percent.

The two gubernatorial hopefuls have similar favorability ratings among likely voters, with Cordray having lower negatives. Forty-four percent of likely voters view him favorably, compared to 28 percent who view him unfavorably (+16) .For Dewine, he's viewed favorably by 47 percent of likely voters and negatively by 36 percent (+11). Twenty-eight percent of likely voters aren't sure how to rate Cordray, while 17 percent are unsure about DeWine.

Let’s keep up the momentum and make sure the Blue Wave hits 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

  • September 26, 2018