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September 16, 2009


Democrats on Rebound in Ohio

The latest Quinnipiac poll in Ohio finds a general uptick for Democrats over the summer, evidencing itself in higher approval ratings and stronger showings for the party's U.S. Senate candidates.

In a Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate, Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher (D) has opened a 26% to 17% lead over Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (D), with 55% still undecided.

In a GOP primary, former Rep. Rob Portman (R) leads businessman Tom Ganley (R), 27% to 9%, with 61% still undecided.

In general election matchups, Fisher tops Portman, 42% to 31%, and beats Ganley 41% to 29%. Brunner tops Portman, 39% to 34%, and beats Ganley 39% to 31%.












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