Rasmussen (R) Ohio 2012 Senate Poll
- Sherrod Brown (D) 44% [43%] (44%)
- Josh Mandel (R) 41% [43%] (40%)
- Some other candidate 3% [3%] (4%)
- Undecided 12% [11%] (12%)
Inside the numbers:
Brown, who is seeking his second six-year term in the Senate, is viewed Very Favorably by 17% of Ohio voters and Very Unfavorably by 21%.
Fifteen percent (15%) have a Very Favorable opinion of Mandel, Ohio’s current state treasurer, while another 15% regard him Very Unfavorably. But one-in-four voters (25%) don’t know enough about Mandel to voice any opinion, compared to 13% who have no opinion of Brown.
Brown’s Very Favorables are down seven points from last month, while Mandel’s are up four.
Like most races across the country, the Republican candidate leads among male voters, while the Democrat has the edge among female voters.
Voters under 40 tend to favor Brown, while retirees lean toward Mandel. Those in between are evenly divided.
Mandel leads among married voters. Brown is winning among unmarrieds.
The Republican hopeful holds a modest five-point lead among voters not affiliated with either of the major political parties.