Poll: Cordray leads DeWine by 6 points in Ohio governor race

Poll: Cordray leads DeWine by 6 points in Ohio governor race
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Democrat Richard CordrayRichard Adams CordrayWatchdog agency must pick a side: Consumers or scammers Kraninger's CFPB gives consumers the tools to help themselves House rebukes Mulvaney's efforts to rein in consumer bureau MORE leads his Republican opponent by six points in a Suffolk University poll of the Ohio gubernatorial race released Wednesday.

The Suffolk University/Cincinnati Enquirer poll of likely midterm voters showed Cordray held the support of 46 percent of the state, while his opponent, Mike DeWine, trailed at 40 percent.

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The poll's analysts said the results indicated a lack of GOP voter enthusiasm in the state, with Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownThe Hill's Morning Report - A raucous debate on race ends with Trump admonishment On The Money: Senators unload on Facebook cryptocurrency | Tech giants on defensive at antitrust hearing | Democrats ask Labor Department to investigate Amazon warehouses Hillicon Valley: Senators unload on Facebook cryptocurrency plan | Trump vows to 'take a look' at Google's ties to China | Google denies working with China's military | Tech execs on defensive at antitrust hearing | Bill would bar business with Huawei MORE (D) leading his Republican opponent by 18 points in the same poll.

“The poll confirms our June findings that midterm voters are in a markedly different mood than they were when Ohio went for Trump in the 2016 presidential election,” said poll director David Paleologos.

"We could see low turnout among conservatives who see the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate, perhaps the most consequential race, trailing by such a wide margin," he added.

The top issues in the governor's race include the state's economy and health care coverage, while education and the ongoing opioid crisis were mentioned as secondary issues.

Cordray, previously head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) under the Obama administration, will face DeWine, Ohio's Attorney General, in November two years after Trump won the state by 8 points over Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report A question for Robert Mueller MORE (D).

Suffolk University's poll surveyed 500 likely Ohio voters between Oct. 4 to 8, and carries a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.