Saturday, September 23, 2006

Latest Poll Shows DeWine, Brown In Dead Heat

As of September 20, a survey of likely voters conducted the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute and used by the New York Times as one of its election tracking polls has Democratic challenger Sherrod Brown in a statistical dead heat with Republican incumbent Sen. Mike DeWine. Brown, who has enjoyed an edge of several points in previous polls, still has a nominal advantage of 45-44 percent, but a difference of single percentage point is easily covered by the poll's margin of error.

Survey details follow:
Another 11 percent of voters are undecided.

Women back Rep. Brown 48 - 40 percent, while men back Sen. DeWine 49 - 41 percent. DeWine gets 43 percent of independent voters to Brown's 40 percent, a statistical tie. Among these independent voters, 17 percent are undecided, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

Relatively few voters say their choice stems from the candidates' opposing positions on the war in Iraq. More voters cite other issues as the reason why they support a candidate. About one in five voters base their preference on Sen. DeWine's support for, and Rep. Brown's criticism of, President George W. Bush.

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