New Polls Show Nan Whaley is Within One Point of Mike DeWine
Two Polls of Likely General Election Voters Show Whaley and DeWine Virtually Neck-and-Neck
August 18, 2022
Columbus, OH — Today, new polling shows that Mayor Nan Whaley is within one point of Mike DeWine in the race to be Ohio’s next Governor. The two polls, conducted by Lake Research Partners in early August among 1200 likely general election voters, show the race is neck and neck.
“Today’s polls confirm what we already knew: Mike DeWine is deeply underwater in Ohio and Nan Whaley is gaining momentum. More Ohioans voted against DeWine than for him in his own primary election, and his numbers continue to plummet with just weeks until the November election. We look forward to continuing to draw the contrast between Mayor Whaley, who is looking out for the interests of working families, and Mike DeWine, who is only looking out for himself,” said Matt Keyes, spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.
The polls also show Mayor Whaley with much stronger favorability numbers (+6) than DeWine, with the sitting governor’s unfavorability numbers ten points higher than his favorability numbers.
These latest polls follow the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade and DeWine’s comments that he wants to ‘go as far as we can’ to rip away reproductive rights in Ohio. They also come as the Republican Governors Association dumps big money into Ohio, signaling their concern about the race.