Dem poll shows Sherrod Brown nearly even with GOP challengers

 November 19, 2023

Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown is nearly tied with GOP challengers in a recent poll.

The Data for Progress survey showed him within one per of each of the three main Republican contenders.

The numbers

"The survey showed Brown tying Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose with 46 percent each. Brown leads Ohio state Sen. Matt Dolan by one point — 47 percent to 46 percent — and businessman Bernie Moreno by three points — 47 percent to 44 percent," Breitbart News reported.

"However, both gaps are well within the survey’s +/- 4 percent margin of error," it added.

A second opinion

"Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has taken a lead over two Republican challengers and expanded his lead over his other main GOP challenger in hypothetical matchups for next year's Senate race, according to a new poll," the Washington Examiner reported, according to a second recent survey.

"An Emerson College-WJW-TV Fox 8 poll released on Thursday shows Brown leading his Republican challengers in head-to-head matchups by as much as 10%, showing improvement across the board when compared to the pollster's October survey," it continued.

Dolan the strongest

"Since last month’s Ohio poll, Republican candidates’ support has generally stayed consistent," Emerson College said.

"Dolan maintained 38%, LaRose’s support decreased three points, and Moreno decreased one point, while Brown’s support in a matchup against Dolan increased five points since October, by four points against LaRose, and by seven against Moreno," it noted.

The same poll also showed President Joe Biden at only a 32% approval rating, a factor that could harm Brown's chances next year.

Former President Donald Trump has continued to poll well in battleground states, with the potential to win Ohio next year in a move that would pull in more voters for Brown's opponent. A recent poll showed Trump ahead in five of six battleground states recently, offering encouragement for Republicans in the state as the primary battle heats up for early next year.

The primary continues to heat up to determine who will face Brown, with the winner hoping for a Trump endorsement to help propel them to victory.

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