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Reflector poll shows Cordray narrows gap in gubernatorial race with DeWine; Yost still heavily favored in AG race

• Oct 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM

In an online poll last week, the Norwalk Reflector again asked readers who they favored in the races for governor and attorney general in the November general election.

More than 250 people participated in this poll. A similar poll was conducted three weeks ago.

Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are running for governor in the November general election, each hoping to succeed John Kasich, who cannot run again due to term limits.

In the first Reflector poll, DeWine gained 63 percent of the support, compared to 31 percent for Cordray.

The second poll showed DeWine was still favored, but Cordray greatly narrowed the gap this time.

Here are the poll results for the second poll:

• Richard Cordray - 47%

• Mike DeWine - 49%

• Another candidate - 3%

• I can't or won't vote in this race - 2%

State Auditor Dave Yost, a Republican, and former U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach, a Democrat, are running for Ohio Attorney General — a position currently held by DeWine.

Among Reflector readers, Yost received nearly two-thirds of the vote in the first poll and 56 percent in the second poll.

Here are the poll results for the second poll:

• Steven Dettelbach - 39%

• Dave Yost - 56%

• Another candidate - 2%

• I can't or won't vote in this race - 3%

At the Congressional level, U.S. Sen Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is being challenged by U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, a Northeast Ohio Republican, while incumbent U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Urbana) is being challenged by Janet Garrett, a Democrat from Elyria.

The current poll on the Reflector website asks readers who they will vote for in those two races. Cast your vote and share your opinion at HERE

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