-Republicans lead the generic Congressional ballot in Ohio 47-41. GOP voters are planning to support their party's candidates by a 94-1 margin, really a remarkable degree of unity. They also have a 36-23 advantage with independents. The question in Ohio is not whether Republicans will pick up House seats, but just how big the number will be.
-In his attempt at a political comeback former Senator Mike DeWine leads incumbent Attorney General Richard Cordray 44-40. Cordray's doing better than either Ted Strickland or Lee Fisher and actually leads 40-34 with independents. But DeWine's getting 80% of Republicans to Cordray's 70% of Democrats. Ohio voters are pretty ambivalent toward DeWine with 35% saying they have a favorable opinion of him, 33% unfavorable, and 32% holding no opinion one way or the other.
-LeBron James' favorability in Ohio is 19% with 34% of voters viewing him negatively. Those numbers actually aren't that much worse than what we found for him nationally in July at 19/29. There's a very large racial divide when it comes to his numbers- African Americans see him favorably 58/16, while whites have a negative opinion 15/37. Interestingly James' numbers are slightly better with folks who describe themselves as Cavs fans (28/42) than those who don't (14/30).
-Ohio is pretty emblematic of the national trend of voters hating Republicans and voting for them anyway. Only 29% of voters in the state think the GOP is heading in the right direction while 55% disapprove of it. With independents it's a 13/61 spread. Nevertheless the party is poised to pick up the Governor's office and hold on to its Senate seat.
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