In a recent poll of 1,352 Ohio voters, nonpartisan research firm Gravis Marketing found that 49 percent had a favorable opinion of President Donald Trump, while 43 percent have an unfavorable opinion and 8 percent are not sure. Republican Governor John Kasich had less favorable numbers, with 42 percent approval, 35 percent disapproval, and 23 percent unsure.
Voters’ opinions of Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown were more evenly split, with 32 percent approving his job performance, 36 percent disapproving, and 32 percent uncertain. Brown will be up for reelection to a third term in November 2018.
Gravis asked how Brown would fare against two possible Republican opponents. Josh Mandel had the support of 45 percent, while 42 percent supported Brown and 13 percent were unsure. But Republican Pat Tiberi pulled 41 percent to Brown’s 43 percent, with 16 percent unsure. Because the margin of error was 2.7 percent, however, Mandel has only a slight lead over Brown, while the race between Brown and Tiberi is too close to call.
2018 Race For Governor Ohio Poll
Looking ahead to the 2018 gubernatorial primaries, 41 percent of those polled planned to vote in the Democratic primary. Nearly 51 percent would vote in the Republican primary, while 8 percent were undecided.
2018 Ohio Republican Primary For Governor Ohio Poll
In the race for governor, 31 percent of Republican primary voters chose Attorney General Mike DeWine. Forty percent were undecided. Jon Husted, Mary Taylor, and Jim Renacci polled at 14 percent, 10 percent, and 6 percent, respectively.
2018 Democratic Primary Ohio Poll For Governor
Among Democratic primary voters, 67 percent were undecided. Betty Sutton had the support of 13 percent, Joe Schiavoni, 12 percent, and Connie Pillich, 8 percent.
Gravis Marketing conducted the poll from April 27 through May 2, 2017 by using interactive voice responses and online panels of cell phone users. The results were weighted by voting patterns overall and by the demographic makeup of voters in the party primaries.
When Bloomberg Politics rated the polling organizations’ predictions of the results of the 2016 primaries, it found that Gravis Marketing’s results were 95 percent accurate for the contests it covered, the highest rating of any organization. No pollster was more accurate. Only four other organizations predicted primary results with 90 percent accuracy or greater.
Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 1,352 registered voters across Ohio, of which 558 indicated they would vote in the Democratic Primary and 686 in the Republican Primary. The poll was conducted from April 27th through May 2nd and has a margin of error of ±2.7%. The total may not round to 100% because of rounding. The poll was conducted using interactive voice responses and online panels of cell phone users, with the results weighted by voting patterns. The weighting was applied overall, and by demographic makeup of the party primary voters.
2) Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of President Donald Trump?
3) Do you approve or disapprove of Governor John Kasich’s job performance?
4) Do you approve or disapprove of Senator Sherrod Brown’s job performance?
5) Do you plan on voting in the Republican or Democratic Primary for the 2018 Elections?
6) If the Democratic Primary election for Governor were held today and the candidates were Connie Pillich, Betty Sutton, and Joe Schiavoni, who would you vote for?
7) If the Republican Primary election for Governor were held today and the candidates were Mary Taylor, Jon Husted, Jim Renacci, and Mike DeWine, who would you vote for?
8) If the election for Senate were held today and the candidates were Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Josh Mandel, who would you vote for?
9) If the election for Senate were held today and the candidates were Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Pat Tiberi, who would you vote for?
The following questions are for demographic purposes:
10) What is your party affiliation?
11) Are you or is a member of your immediate family from a Latino, Hispanic or Spanish speaking background?
12) What race do you identify yourself as?
13) Which of the following best represents your religious affiliation?
14) What is the highest level of education you have completed?
16) What is your gender?