New Ohio Senate Poll: Ryan And Vance In Dead Heat

Marist Polling reports:

In the U.S. Senate contest to fill retiring Senator Rob Portman’s seat, Democrat Tim Ryan and Republican J.D. Vance are in a statistical dead heat, among Ohio registered voters, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate.

A nearly identical scenario plays out among these voters who say they will definitely vote. Among independents, Ryan receives 42% to 40% for Vance. There is a 24-point gender gap. 53% of men support Vance while 50% of women are for Ryan.

While 40% of Ohio residents have a favorable opinion of Ryan, more than one in three (35%) has either never heard of or are unsure how to rate him. 25% have an unfavorable opinion of Ryan. Ohioans’ impressions of Vance are upside down. 30% have a favorable view of him and 36% have a negative one. Like Ryan, though, 34% have either never heard of or are unsure how to rate Vance.

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