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Ohio Senate: Portman (R) Pushes Past 50%

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Republican Rob Portman now crosses the 50% mark for the first time in Ohio’s U.S. Senate race.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Buckeye State shows Portman with 51% support versus Democratic Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher’s 42% when leaners are included. One percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) remain undecided.

Portman held a 49% to 41% lead two weeks ago when leaners were part of the totals.  The race remains Leans Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings

Excluding leaners, it’s a 49% to 41% race with Portman in the lead. Prior to the latest findings, the GOP candidate has led Fisher in nearly every survey since February with 42% to 49% of the vote. The Democratic hopeful in that same period has picked up 37% to 43% support. To see survey question wording, click here.

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The statewide survey of 500 Likely Voters in Ohio was conducted on September 27, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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