Politics & Policy

Rasmussen: Portman Up 6

From Rasmussen’s website:

Republican Rob Portman now picks up 44% support while his opponent, Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher, earns the vote from 39% in the latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters of Ohio’s U.S. Senate race.

Seven percent (7%) prefer some other candidate while another 11% are undecided.

The race is a bit closer than it was two weeks ago, when Portman held a 45% to 37% lead over Fisher.

The latest numbers move this race from Leans Republican to Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Senate Balance of Power rankings.

In every survey conducted this year, Portman’s support has stayed in the very narrow range of 42% to 45% of the vote.  Fisher’s support has ranged from 37% to 43% in that same period.

When leaners are included in the new totals, Portman still leads. With the leaners, 47% will vote for Portman and 41% for Fisher.

This is an interesting shift, given that Fisher’s effectively run out of money. Who knows how long it will last.

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