An August 27th survey for the state of Ohio conducted by Gravis Marketing and Capitol Correspondent prove a close match is in order for the senate race between Josh Mandel and Sherrod Brown. Even more narrow is the margin between President Obama and Governor Romney. Obama leads the Ohio voter’s poll by less than one percent.
Gravis Marketing, a non-partisan polling company, performed the survey along with questions ranging from opinions on Obama’s presidential performance and Romney’s favorability to the direction of the United States of America. The Ohio poll also specifically addressed the issue of gay marriage.
According to this poll, nearly half of Ohio is opposed to gay marriage and only 38% were in favor. With over 16% of individuals undecided on the issue of gay marriage, it leaves room for other presidential viewpoints to take the lead.
This latest survey is consistent with previous polls where more women have been in favor of Obama than Romney. Similarly, those in the 18-29 year old age bracket show more interest in the current President while those over 50 side with the Governor.
In the senate race, the Democratic Party also holds a small lead with just over 43% of surveyed Ohio voters favoring Sherrod Brown to Republican candidate Josh Mandel (41%). There remains a large portion of undecided voters that could sway the election to either side in the months to follow.
Both the senate and presidential elections have a sizeable number of undecided voters, leaving Ohio a key state for both parties. With over 10% of individuals in this presidential poll still uncertain between the candidates, Ohio could be one of the biggest factors in the campaigns this fall.
For more information please contact Doug Kaplan at Gravis Marketing, Inc.