October 15th, 2010
01:32 PM ET
12 years ago

Kasich expanding lead over Strickland

(CNN) - Republican John Kasich has extended his lead over Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland in the Ohio governor's race.

According to a new poll from the University of Cincinnati, Kasich, a former congressman, holds a 51-43 percent lead over the once-popular Strickland. Six percent say they remain undecided – a percentage that may offer the one-term governor a glimmer of hope if he can convince those voters to fall his way in the next three weeks.

The poll surveyed 705 likely voters by telephone between October 8-13 and carries a sampling error of plus or minus 3.7 percent.

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Filed under: 2010 • John Kasich • Polls • Ted Strickland
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. vic nashville tn

    Ohio red flag
    John Richard Kasich took a job as managing director of the Columbus investment banking division of Lehman Brothers He remained at the company until its collapse in September 2008

    Even Lehman Brothers didn't want him

    October 15, 2010 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  2. Fair is Fair

    Hey Strickland... you get in bed with Obama, you gotta expect a pink slip in return. Sayonara, dude.

    October 15, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  3. Augsbee

    Finally Ohio has decided they want someone that can create jobs and get Ohio back up on its feet. Took those people long enough to realize Strickland isn't getting the job done and the job of Governor is way out of his league.

    October 15, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  4. T'SAH from Virginia

    The POLLSTERS and the PUNDITS are in for a RUDE AWAKENING!!!! Come on now – 705 people polled – SIX PERCENT are undecided – sampling error rate of 5-7 percent?????? Are you kidding me?????

    This is all I have to say on this matter!!!

    DEMOCRATS in PA and all over America – PLEASE keep in mind that VOTERS are supposed to decide an election – NOT BIG CORPs!! Crossroads GPS and other so-called NOT FOR PROFIT (yea, RIGHT!!); Big Corps and Foreign influence organizations, etc., are coming in Your Community – Your District – Your Town – Your State and even YOUR HOME – TRYING to BUY your VOTE and BUY your ELECTION – PLEASE DON’T allow this to happen and PLEASE Don't VOTE for Politicians who these CROOKS are endorsing!! Let’s SHOW ‘EM – NO, not here in AMERICA!!!

    T'is T'SAH from Virginia and I approve this message!!

    October 15, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  5. Robert

    Ohio makes a lot of mistakes; George W. Bush 2004, now this.

    October 15, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  6. Peter s.

    And the game has just begin!!

    October 15, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  7. carlos

    what would you expect from the republiCONServatives dirty money and kochtributions?????....corrupt party, corrupt donations, and the ones behind all of the corruption: rove, armey, the US Chamber of Commerce whose leader says that outsourcing is GREAT and moving jobs abroad is a GOOD THING. You decide voters, but never for those corrupt republiCONServatives......have you all figured out that witch in Nevada???..Delaware???..Arizona???... Alaska???...not to mention the wiccas, that is another bunch UGH, PHEW

    October 15, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  8. stufit

    Wonderful news. John, is of course, one of those people Democrat liberals really fear. He is in touch with hard working American people, does not kowtow to the unions and let them tell him what to think. We need more like him filling every local, state and federal office in the land.

    October 15, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  9. grapevine

    Not sure how relevent polling in Ohio is at this point. Ohio has already begun it's early mail-in ballot voting. But do keep trying to suppress the Democratic votes, CNN. This lowering of democratic expectations is becoming obnoxiously suspicious.

    October 15, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |

    Democrats will win big in November. Only a fool would vote Republicans back into power.

    October 15, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |