Poll: Vance Leads Ryan in Ohio

Poll: Vance Leads Ryan in Ohio ohio republican senate candidate j.d. vance, left, greeting a supporter

Ohio Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance, left, greets a supporter. (Getty Images)

By Theodore Bunker | Friday, 16 September 2022 10:38 AM EDT

Ohio Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance holds a slim lead over his Democrat opponent, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, according to the latest poll from Emerson College Polling and The Hill.

The survey shows Vance in the lead by 4 points, with neither candidate holding the majority, in the race to replace outgoing Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, who is set to retire next year.
Survey results:

  • Vance: 44%
  • Ryan: 40%
  • Other: 3%
  • Undecided: 13%

A previous poll from last month showed Vance with a slightly smaller lead of 3 points.

A poll of Ohio gubernatorial candidates shows Republican Gov. Mike DeWine with a sizable lead over his Democratic opponent, Nan Whaley, at 50% to 33%.

Spencer Kimball, executive director of Emerson College Polling, said in a statement: "Unlike the Republican candidate for the Senate election, Mike DeWine is not only winning the support of men two-to-one with 54% of their vote, but more importantly, he also leads Nan Whaley amongst women, 47% to 38%. Without the support of Ohio women voters, Whaley's success is unlikely."

The poll also asked Ohio voters to pick between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, with 40% picking Biden and 50% selecting Trump.

Emerson polled 1,000 likely voters from Sept. 12-13, with a margin of error of plus-minus 3 percentage points.

Original Article