Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Poll Watch: Rasmussen (R) Ohio 2012 Senatorial Survey

Rasmussen (R) Ohio 2012 Senate Poll
  • Sherrod Brown (D) 47% {44%} [43%] (44%)
  • Josh Mandel (R) 42% {41%} [43%] (40%)
  • Some other candidate 3% {3%} [3%] (4%)
  • Undecided 7% {12%} [11%] (12%)
Survey of 500 likely voters was conducted May 29, 2012. The margin of error is +/- 4.5 percentage points.  Results from the poll conducted April 18, 2012 are in curly brackets.  Results from the poll conducted March 26, 2012 are in square brackets.  Results from the poll conducted February 8, 2012 are in parentheses.
Inside the numbers:
The incumbent draws support from 86% of voters in his own party, while Mandel is backed by 76% of Ohio Republicans. Mandel edges Brown 46% to 40% among voters not affiliated with either of the major parties.

While the Republican is just barely ahead among male voters, Brown leads by 11 points among female voters.

Seventeen percent (17%) of Ohio voters share a very favorable opinion of Brown, while 19% view him very unfavorably.

Mandel is seen very favorably by just 10% of voters in the state and very unfavorably by 24%. Fourteen percent (14%) don’t know enough about Mandel to form an opinion of him, although that is down from 25% in April.

Brown’s Very favorables are unchanged from April, but Mandel’s are down by five points.

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