January 15th, 2010 By | News | Posted In: 2010 Election, Democrats, Republicans

Poll Gives Brunner the Edge

This week’s Porkopolis column mentions a flap over an upcoming local appearance by Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher and Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, both of who are seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the U.S. Senate.

As the column notes, Fisher is the Establishment candidate and the bigger fundraiser. But a new poll indicates Brunner would have a better shot at defeating the likely Republican candidate, former Congressman Rob Portman.

A Rasmussen telephone survey of likely voters in Ohio, released Thursday, shows Brunner narrowing the gap with Portman in a hypothetical match-up. Portman gets 43 percent to Brunner’s 40 percent. Five percent prefer another candidate, while 13 percent aren’t sure.

By comparison, Portman gets 44 percent to Fisher’s 37 percent. Four percent prefer another candidate, and 14 percent are undecided.

The latest results indicate previously undecided Democratic voters are throwing their support to Brunner, and underscores the results from a recent Quinnipiac poll.

01.15.2010 at 07:47 Reply
Lee has never won a statewide election and he's not starting now.


01.16.2010 at 08:36 Reply
The likely Republican Candidate is who ? You know with the present political climate across America and especially here in Ohio, the Washington Insider is D.O.A. Ohioans are not buying that the very people who made this mess(the economy) are to be entrusted with fixing it. TOM GANLEY possesses the sound business sense and the disciplines that are required to fix some of the problems created by career politicians like Rob Portman. TOM GANLEY has experience creating and retaining jobs here in AMERICA compared with the off shoring of 3 Million U.S. jobs under Rob Portman's watch while United States Trade Representative. Give the people the right to say who will be their next Senator. No predetermination, especially NOT by elitist establishment Old Guard ORP and Washington Insiders.