May 3rd, 2010
08:27 AM ET
13 years ago

Poll: Large lead for Fisher in Ohio primary battle

(CNN) - On the eve of Ohio's primary, a new poll indicates that Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher holds a 20-point lead over Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner in the race for their state's Democratic senate nomination.

According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Monday morning, 43 percent of likely Democratic primary voters back Fisher, with 23 percent support Brunner. But nearly a third of the Democratic voters questioned in the poll say they remain undecided and 44 of those who said they are backing one candidate or another indicate they might change their mind by Tuesday's primary.

A Quinnipiac survey released last week indicated Fisher held a 17-point advantage over Brunner.

"Lt. Gov. Fisher started the campaign better known and raised more money to keep him better known and able to get out his message. On the eve of the primary, he is in very strong shape to win," says Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

The primary winner will face off in November against former Republican Rep. Rob Portman, who also served as budget director in the administration of former President George W. Bush. The race is to succeed retiring Republican Sen. George Voinovich.

The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted April 28-May 2, with 980 likely Democratic primary voters questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

Filed under: 2010 • Lee Fisher • Ohio • Poll
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz

    Who is running up against Rep. Boehner? Time to get the Orangeman out of Coongress.

    May 3, 2010 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  2. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I wonder if the economy is improving in Ohio. That could be one reason that FIsher is ahead. It could also be that his opponent's past in the George W. Bush administration is coming back to haunt him.

    May 3, 2010 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  3. Anonymous

    They took a poll. got results and then polled to see if the results were right?
    Am I the only one that finds this not only laughable, but is scratching their head over this process?
    Myaybe its just the way the article is written- CNN has been offeringor journalism for awhile now.

    May 3, 2010 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  4. Tayo

    The question is what is their chance against the GOP nominee?

    May 3, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |