The Campaign Spot

The Most Popular Party in Ohio Is . . . Tea.


Among all Ohio voters, the Democratic Party gets a 38 – 50 percent unfavorable rating, while the Republicans get a 37 – 46 percent unfavorable score. But voters have a 32 – 23 percent favorable opinion of the Tea Party movement, with 43 percent who haven’t heard enough about it to form an opinion.

In related news, Republican Rob Portman leads both Democrats who are running for Senate: Portman leads Fisher 40 percent to 37 percent, including 39 percent to 27 percent among independent voters; and Portman tops Brunner 40 percent to 35 percent, including 40 percent to 28 percent among independents.