Poll: GOP leading Ohio governor's race, but Dem senator up on challenger

Poll: GOP leading Ohio governor's race, but Dem senator up on challenger
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Ohio Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownOn The Money: Dems set Tuesday vote on Trump's emergency declaration | Most Republicans expected to back Trump | Senate plots to avoid fall shutdown drama | Powell heading before Congress Brown, Rubio trade barbs over ‘dignity of work’ as Brown mulls presidential bid Harry Reid says he won’t make 2020 endorsement until after Nevada caucus MORE (D) has a double-digit lead over his Republican challenger, according a poll released Friday, while the GOP candidate for the state's open governorship is leading his Democratic challenger.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) leads Democrat Richard CordrayRichard Adams CordrayOn The Money: Consumer bureau proposes scrapping borrower safeguards from payday loan rule | Negotiators running out of time to avert shutdown | Trump nominates World Bank critic as its next chief Consumer bureau proposes scrapping borrower safeguards from payday loan rule Supreme Court should do what Congress won’t: Rein in the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection MORE, the former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 40 percent to 33.5 percent in their race to succeed Gov. John Kasich (R), according to the new 1984 Society/Fallon Research poll, first reported by Cleveland.com.

Twenty-two percent said they were unsure on their pick for governor.

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DeWine, who won the GOP nomination over Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, has marked himself as a firebrand conservative in contrast to Kasich's moderate policies and frequent criticism of President TrumpDonald John TrumpAverage tax refunds down double-digits, IRS data shows White House warns Maduro as Venezuela orders partial closure of border with Colombia Trump administration directs 1,000 more troops to Mexican border MORE

Brown has a 48 percent to 34 percent lead over Republican Rep. Jim RenacciJames (Jim) B. RenacciGOP rep: If Mueller had found collusion, ‘investigation would have wrapped up very quickly’ House Ethics Committee extends probe into Renacci Sherrod Brown says he has 'no real timetable' for deciding on 2020 presidential run MORE, with 15 percent of those surveyed unsure. 

Renacci is a relative newcomer to the race, dropping a planned bid for governor at the urging of Trump. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellKids confront Feinstein over Green New Deal Trump selects Kelly Craft for United Nations ambassador Union leader says Green New Deal would make infrastructure bill ‘absolutely impossible’ MORE (R-Ky.) said last week that Republicans will be competitive for the seat, citing recent internal polling that showed the Renacci-Brown race percentages within the margin of error. 

Fallon Research surveyed 800 voters between May 21 and 25. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.46 percentage points.