Latest Poll Shows Growing Lead For Portman In U.S. Senate Race
The latest poll in the race for one of Ohio's U.S. Senate seats shows Rob Portman with a solid lead Democratic challenger Ted Strickland.
The independent poll of Ohio voters by Quinnipiac University gives the Republican Portman a 47 to 40 percent lead over the former Democratic governor.
The two were tied in a Quinnipiac poll less than a month ago.
More results from the poll:
- Gender and racial gaps are wider in Ohio as men back Portman 55 - 35 percent, while women back Strickland 46 - 41 percent. White voters go Republican 52 - 37 percent, while non-white voters go Democratic 59 - 23 percent.
- Independent voters back Portman 49 - 39 percent.
- Ohio voters approve 46 - 35 percent of the job Portman is doing and give him a 40 - 32 percent favorability rating.
- Strickland gets a slightly negative 38 - 42 percent favorability rating.
- Voters approve 48 - 30 of the job Sen. Sherrod Brown is doing and approve 58 - 32 percent of the job Gov. John Kasich is doing.