Pt only Ohio Governor: Kasich (R) Keeps Narrow Lead Over Strickland (D)

Republican challenger John Kasich holds a slim lead over Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland in the closing days of the Ohio gubernatorial race.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Buckeye State shows Kasich with 48% support, while Strickland earns 44% of the vote. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate in the race, and four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.

The race remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard

Two weeks ago, Kasich held a three-point lead, 48% to 45%, the closest the race has been since early August and Strickland’s best showing since May. This is now the sixth straight survey to show Kasich’s support between 47% and 50%. Strickland has picked up 39% to 45% of the vote in those same polls.

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The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Ohio was conducted on October 26, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

More information from this survey will be released at www.rasmussenreports.com/ohio.

Rasmussen Reports will release new numbers from Ohio’s U.S. Senate race later this week.

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