Cong. 2nd, 6th & 13th: New Polls
Thanks to the splendid Ohio 2nd Blog for linking to a new Survey USA poll, showing incumbent Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Loveland) leading challenger Bob McEwen (R-Hillsboro) in the Ohio 2nd Congressional District race by a huge margin of 56% to 33%, with only 3% undecided. This poll contrasts sharply with a somewhat older Zogby poll, showing Schmidt and McEwen statistically tied at 35% to 33%.
Meanwhile, the write-in bid by State Sen. Charlie Wilson (D-St. Clairsville) in Ohio's 6th Congressional District seems to be in decent shape, according to a new Survey USA poll that shows Wilson with 54% support, compared to 9% for Bob Carr (D-Wellsville) and 6% for John Luchansky (D-Poland). On the Republican side, a Survey USA poll shows State Rep. Charles Blasdel (R-East Liverpool) with 41% support compared to 11% each for Tim Ginter (R-East Liverpool) and Danny Harmon (R-Quaker City).
Finally, in the 13th Congressional District race, the campaign of Betty Sutton (D-Barberton)reports that polling commissioned from Goodwin Simon Victoria shows Sutton closing the gap with former Rep. Tom Sawyer (D-Akron). The new numbers show Sawyer with 23% support compared to 18% for Sutton, 15% for Capri Cafaro (D-Sheffield Lake), and 11% for Gary Kucinich (D-Cleveland). Results from the same polling firm released January 23 had Sawyer at 27%, Kucinich at 22%, Cafaro at 7%, and Sutton at only 4%. The new figures contrast with a week-old Survey USA poll for WKYC that showed Sawyer at 24%, Cafaro at 21%, Kucinich at 15%, and Sutton at 13%.