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 StiversGOP lawmaker adheres to term limit pledge, won't run for reelection Members of Congress not running for reelection in 2022 Republican Mike Carey wins special election for Ohio House seat 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 McCarthyRhode Island state treasurer running for Langevin's seat in US House McConnell aims to sidestep GOP drama over Trump House Republicans bash Democrats' China competition bill 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 PelosiBriahna Joy Gray discusses Pelosi's 2022 re-election announcement The Hill's Morning Report - Who will replace Justice Breyer? House Republicans bash Democrats' China competition bill 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