Poll Gives Brunner the Edge

This week’s Porkopolis column mentions a flap over an upcoming local appearance by Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher and Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, both of who are seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the U.S. Senate.

As the column notes, Fisher is the Establishment candidate and the bigger fundraiser. But a new poll indicates Brunner would have a better shot at defeating the likely Republican candidate, former Congressman Rob Portman.—-

A Rasmussen telephone survey of likely voters in Ohio, released Thursday, shows Brunner narrowing the gap with Portman in a hypothetical match-up. Portman gets 43 percent to Brunner’s 40 percent. Five percent prefer another candidate, while 13 percent aren’t sure.

By comparison, Portman gets 44 percent to Fisher’s 37 percent. Four percent prefer another candidate, and 14 percent are undecided.

The latest results indicate previously undecided Democratic voters are throwing their support to Brunner, and underscores the results from a recent Quinnipiac poll.

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