Friday, February 10, 2012

Poll Watch: Rasmussen Ohio 2012 Senatorial Survey

Rasmussen Ohio 2012 Senate Poll
  • Sherrod Brown (D) 44%
  • Josh Mandel (R) 40%
  • Some other candidate 4%
  • Not sure 12%
Survey of 500 likely voters was conducted February 8, 2012. The margin of error is +/- 4.5 percentage points.

Inside the numbers:
Both candidates draw 77% support from voters in their respective parties. Among voters not affiliated with either party, it’s Mandel 40%, Brown 36%, with nearly one-in-four (23%) supporting another candidate or undecided.

Mandel leads Brown by two among male voters but trails the Democrat 46% to 35% among female voters. The Republican earns support from a plurality (45%) of married Ohio voters, while Brown leads with 57% among those who are not married.

Seventy-three percent (73%) of conservative voters in the state prefer Mandel. Fifty-six percent (56%) of moderates and 76% of liberals opt for Brown instead.

Twenty-four percent (24%) of Ohio voters share a Very Favorable opinion of Brown, but nearly as many (22%) view him Very Unfavorably. Despite his years in state and national office, 15% still don’t know enough about him to draw any kind of opinion.

Mandel is seen Very Favorably by just 10% of voters in the state and Very Unfavorably by 16%. A sizable 27%, however, have no opinion of the GOP challenger.

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