PPP Poll: Ohio Governor’s Race Nearly Tied as “Democrats continue to have an excellent chance at a pick up next year”

John Kasich at 40%, Ed FitzGerald at 38%, Libertarian Charlie Earl at 6%

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Today, in a poll commissioned by Freedom to Marry Ohio, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald and Governor John Kasich continue to be locked in a near dead heat going into 2014. The poll can be downloaded here, while an accompanying memo is available here.

The survey conducted between December 6th and 8th of 1,011 Ohio voters by Public Policy Polling (PPP), one of the most accurate pollsters in America, found that if the election were held today, John Kasich would carry 40% of the vote, followed by Ed FitzGerald at 38%, and Libertarian Charlie Earl at 6%. In the poll, FitzGerald held a 13% lead over Kasich with Independent voters.

In a separate memo released on the poll, Tom Jensen, Director of PPP stated “… Democrats continue to have an excellent chance at a pick up next year.”

“With more than 427,000 Ohioans out of work and the state’s unemployment worse than the nation’s for the first time in three years, voters are tired of Governor Kasich’s policies just benefitting the rich,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern. “This poll shows what every struggling middle-class family already knows: John Kasich is vulnerable going into 2014 because under his leadership Ohio’s economy is headed in the wrong direction while the rest of the nation recovers.”

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