Quinnipiac tells the Democrats that it’s probably time to give up on Ohio . . . just about all of it:
Republican Rob Portman holds a 55 – 35 percent lead over Democratic Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher among likely voters in the race for Ohio’s U.S. Senate seat, while President Barack Obama has a 60 – 38 percent disapproval rating, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.
By a 58 – 37 percent margin, likely Ohio voters want a U.S. Senator who opposes President Obama’s policies, the independent Quinnipiac University survey, conducted by live interviewers, finds. And by 49 – 31 percent, voters want Republicans rather than Democrats to control the U.S. Senate.
This is the first general election survey of likely voters in Ohio in this election cycle and can not be compared to earlier surveys of registered voters.
Keep this in mind as you continue to see polls of registered voters released this late in the cycle.