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 BrownCritics pounce as Facebook crypto project stumbles Trump administration blocked consumer watchdog from public service loan forgiveness program: report Democrats fear Ohio slipping further away in 2020 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 CordraySupreme Court agrees to hear challenge to consumer agency On The Money: Tax, loan documents for Trump properties reportedly showed inconsistencies | Tensions flare as Dems hammer Trump consumer chief | Critics pounce as Facebook crypto project stumbles Tensions flare as Democrats urge consumer bureau to boost penalties 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 TrumpZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' MORE

Brown has a 48 percent to 34 percent lead over Republican Rep. Jim RenacciJames (Jim) B. RenacciDemocrats fear Ohio slipping further away in 2020 Medicare for All won't deliver what Democrats promise GOP rep: If Mueller had found collusion, 'investigation would have wrapped up very quickly' 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 McConnellTurkey sanctions face possible wall in GOP Senate Fox's Wallace says 'well-connected' Republican told him there's a 20 percent chance GOP will vote for impeachment White House staggers after tumultuous 48 hours 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.