Brown and Mandel Tie in Rasmussen Poll

Aug 17, 2012

According to the latest Rasmussen poll,  Republican challenger Josh Mandel now runs even with incumbent Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown in Ohio’s U.S. Senate race.  WYSO's Jerry Kenney has the details.


The telephone survey of likely voters in Ohio shows Mandel and Brown each earning 44% support.  Three percent surveyed favored some other candidate in the contest, and nine percent remain undecided.

In an email to supporters, Sarah Benzing, campaign manager for Friends of Sherrod Brown credited special interest money for Mandel’s rise in the polls.

In a letter to his supporters, Josh Mandel thanked grassroots organizations across the state and said the SEIU, AFL-CIO and Senator Harry Reid's SuperPAC had “spent more money on negative ads against [his campaign] than against any Senate candidate in America.”

The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Ohio was conducted on August 13 and has a margin of error of +/- 4.5 percentage points.