Today, Quinnipiac University released a poll showing Senator Rob Portman’s favorability at 40%, having dropped four points from a poll conducted last May. When asked if Sen. Portman should have a second term, 37% of respondents said no.
In response, Ohio Democratic Party Communications Director Meredith Tucker released the following statement:
“Senator Portman’s very weak poll numbers today are a result of his long record of promoting policies that have hurt working Ohioans, like supporting the government shutdown and opposing the auto rescue that saved Ohio’s economy. This 2016 U.S. Senate race will be extremely competitive, and with potential candidates like PG Sittenfeld, Governor Ted Strickland, Congressman Tim Ryan, and former Congresswoman Betty Sutton, we have a strong, talented bench of Democrats who are well positioned to replace Senator Portman and work every day to fight for Ohio’s middle class families.”