Republican holds 11-point lead in Ohio race to replace Stivers: poll

Republican holds 11-point lead in Ohio race to replace Stivers: poll
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Republican Mike Carey holds an 11-point lead over state Rep. Allison Russo (D) in a poll of the race to replace former Ohio Rep. Steve StiversSteven (Steve) Ernst StiversRepublican Mike Carey wins special election for Ohio House seat Shontel Brown wins special election to replace Marcia Fudge in Ohio House district LIVE COVERAGE: Youngkin wins in Virginia; New Jersey governor's race in dead heat MORE (R), who resigned in May after holding the seat for a decade.

The Tuesday survey from Emerson College-NBC4 shows Carey has 50 percent support among voters, while Russo receives 38.9 percent.

Eleven percent of voters are still undecided two weeks before the vote, but among those, 59.3 percent say they are leaning toward Carey, with only 40.7 percent leaning toward Russo. 

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On the same day the poll was released, Carey was seen in a promotional video with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyOcasio-Cortez: 'Embarrassment' that Democratic leaders are delaying Boebert punishment Overnight Defense & National Security — Lawmakers clinch deal on defense bill Nunes resignation sets off GOP scramble on Ways and Means MORE (R-Calif.).

“We need a fighter like Mike in Congress to stand up to the Democrats’ socialist agenda and get our country back on track,” McCarthy said. 

“Listen, I’m honored to have your support. Let’s send a message on Nov. 2 that the people of the 15th District are ready to make sure Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse approves bill to ease passage of debt limit hike Ocasio-Cortez: 'Embarrassment' that Democratic leaders are delaying Boebert punishment Overnight Health Care — Biden mandate faces Dem resistance MORE’s days as Speaker are numbered,” Carey said in the video.

The poll was conducted from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16 and surveyed 445 voters. The margin of error was plus or minus 4.6 percentage points