- Kasich-Strickland-Other — 49-47-4
- Portman-Fisher-Other — 56-40-4
- DeWine-Cordray-Other — 44-50-6
- Yost-Pepper-Other — 47-46-6
- Husted-O’Shaughnessy-Other — 52-42-6
- Mandel-Boyce-Other — 51-42-7
The two Ohio Supreme Court races show Republican routs.
If past form holds — that is, if the Dispatch poll differs from actual results by as much as it did in 2006, when the average Democratic margin was overstated by more than 12% in the six races above — it’s totally over, and Republicans will run the table.
My Clue of the Day that the Dispatch hasn’t figured out how to get representative sensible conservative response: Rasmussen has Portman up by 24, compared to the Dispatch’s 16.
Memo to ORPINO (the Ohio Republican Party In Name Only): Please note that Mike DeWine is from all appearances by far the weakest link on the ticket.
- Has the Dispatch found a way to identify conservative voters it clearly missed four years ago (and has also missed on other occasions)?
- Will the Dispatch’s corrections still not be enough because of higher voter intensity on the GOP side this year?
The answer, as someone infamous has said: “That’s what elections are for.”