New Bliss Poll Shows Strickland (D) Far Ahead, Brown (D) & DeWine (R) Tied
A new poll from the Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron shows that gubernatorial candidate Rep. Ted Strickland (D-Lisbon) is maintaining a huge lead over Secretary of State Ken Blackwell (R-Cincinnati) while the Senate race between Rep. Sherrod Brown (D-Avon) and Mike DeWine (R-Cedarville) is very tight. Numbers are likely voters (with all respondents in parentheses):
47.4% (40.6%) Strickland (D)
33.8% (26.5%) Blackwell (R)
3.4% (4.2%) Other
15.5% (28.7%) Undecided
41.5% (35.0%) Brown (D)
41.7% (36.3%) DeWine (R)
2.5% (3.2%) Other
14.3% (24.4%) Undecided
Two-thirds of Ohioans (67.9%) said the state is on the "wrong track." 74.4% said Ohio is on the wrong track as to the economy, 56.8% said it is on the wrong track as to moral climate.
This random telephone survey of 1,073 Ohioans was taken from August 20th to September 29th. The margin of error is 4.5 points as to likely voters, 3 points overall.