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 BrownDark money group targets Brown over previous domestic violence claim Biz groups fracture after Dodd-Frank rollback Five biggest surprises in midterm fight 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 CordrayWealthiest Republican supporter in Ohio quits party Obama blasts GOP: They ‘put up with crazy’ On The Money: Lawmakers get deal to avoid shutdown | House panel approves 'tax cuts 2.0' bill | Jobless claims hold steady near 49-year low 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 TrumpOver 100 lawmakers consistently voted against chemical safeguards: study CNN's Anderson Cooper unloads on Trump Jr. for spreading 'idiotic' conspiracy theories about him Cohn: Jamie Dimon would be 'phenomenal' president MORE

Brown has a 48 percent to 34 percent lead over Republican Rep. Jim RenacciJames (Jim) B. RenacciDark money group targets Brown over previous domestic violence claim The Hill's Morning Report: Trump’s allies turn against him The Hill's Morning Report — Trump’s GOP feuds dominate ahead of midterms 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 McConnellMurkowski echoes calls for Kavanaugh, accuser to testify McConnell rips Democrats for handling of Kavanaugh nomination Kavanaugh furor intensifies as calls for new testimony grow 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.