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OH: 55% Portman, 35% Fisher (Quinnipiac 9/9-14)

Topics: Ohio , poll

Quinnipiac
9/9-14/10; 730 likely voters, 3.6% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Quinnipiac release)

Ohio

2010 Senate
55% Portman (R), 35% Fisher (D) (chart)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Lee Fisher: 29 / 36
Rob Portman: 44 / 20

Job Approval / Disapproval
Pres. Obama: 38 / 60 (chart)

 

Comments
BH:

Game. Set. Match. Repub. OH money will now move west to CO, NV, WA and WI. FL and KY money will soon follow. This is really looking ugly for the Dems on the money front.

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Field Marshal:

This is probably on outlier but the race is definitely moving away from Fisher. Fischer has basically been off the air for all of august in an effort to save funds and is starting to hit Portman. Portman still has a money advantage.

This poll also has Kasich over Strickland by 17 points.

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RedStateFL:

Wow...along with Rasmussen, Quinnipiac must be working for the GOP also...you know those right-wing universities in CT!!! LOL

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Cederico:

BH,

There was no Democratic spending here to begin with. And the GOP spending came mostly from the Portman campaign. So there really is no shift in money from OH.

This race was over a while ago. I always thought Fisher would lose because he had no funds. Looks like that will be the case.

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Dave:

As has been pointed out elsewhere, the big impact here if the margin is this wide will be on the House races.

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BH:

"So there really is no shift in money from OH."

Big money? No, I would agree with you. But there will be a modest amount diverted and most of all, the Rs won't have to worry about a state they planned on spending millions of additional dollars in...those dollars will move west into WI, CA, IL, CO and WA. Who knows, maybe even DE, if Crazy Chris can climb to within a few points.

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AlanSnipes:

I may be wrong but this poll seems way out of line. Even if Fisher loses, I can't believe that he would lose by this much.
However, I do not live in Ohio so I don't have a real feel for what the daily news on the race is.

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Mike E:

@AlanSnipes

It may just be the begining of a huge dem melt down. As Nov approaches people might be starting to focus on electiopns/politics and realizing that they really hate the Dems.

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jmartin4s:

All I know is that Brunner would have been doing much better than Fisher is right now. He is a political nothing who is running one of the most cold bland lifeless campaigns with ads that look like their from 10 years ago. Ted Strickland at least is trying to get re-elected and he can't help the economy is dragging him down. When I think of the high caliber campaign Sherrod Brown ran four years ago and the high caliber campaign Brunner would have run it simply disgusts me. The DSCC should have never backed this Lee Fisher, this unelectable, political hack, what in the world where they thinking???? Im sure LordMike the guru of OH politics agrees with a lot of this.

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JMSTiger:

I'm am surprised by the margin here, but not surprised to see Portman pulling away. Portman has a massive money advantage over Fisher. Plus, for whatever reason, Ohio has turned pretty sharp toward both Portman and Kasich over the last six weeks or so. Looks like Ohio will be a bloodbath for Democrats on November 2nd.

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MikeyA:

Fisher has been a two-time loser in a statewide race before. So he was never a shoo-in.

The problem in Ohio is the economy sucks, the state is, like Michigan, grasping onto a failing economic model, and the Dems have run the same o' Portman worked for Bush ads that no one cares about any more.

All the voters know is under Bush they had a job. Most voters lost them when Obama was in office. And there are no new jobs coming soon. That is the reality of the situation in Ohio and I never saw anything that showed Brunner would run any different of a campaign.

It's really telling that Dewine is probably going to with the AG race. Dewine, has never been an aggressive campaigner, yet is doing just fine in his race for the same reasons as Portman and Kasich.

Ohio is a red state again. Not a good sign since it's a bell-weather state.

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