Poll: Sen. Sherrod Brown popular for re-election

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Poll: Sen. Sherrod Brown popular for re-election

Dayton Business Journal – A closely watched poll has U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio with a solid level of support for re-election next year against any potential Republican challengers.

Connecticut’s Quinnipiac University in a poll of 1,384 Ohio voters from March 15 through Monday found Brown, a Democrat, garnered 45 percent support against an unnamed GOP opponent in a hypothetical match-up. By a similar margin — 45 percent to 30 percent — voters say Brown deserves a second term.

The Quinnipiac poll didn’t pit Brown in individual match-ups against rumored contenders, unlike a recent poll by Public Policy Polling. That poll showed Brown leading all potential opponents, who include Secretary of State Jon Husted, Treasurer Josh Mandel, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and Price is Right host Drew Carey. The funnyman has no plans to run, but the firm tested the waters on a match-up after reports indicated libertarian-minded conservatives have been trying to draft the Cleveland-area native to run against Brown.

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