CINCINNATI (AP) - A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday finds first-term U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown running ahead of state Treasurer Josh Mandel, 46-36.
A university poll released last month gave Brown a 48-35 lead in what's expected to be a high-spending, hotly contested race important to Democratic hopes of keeping control of the Senate.
The latest polling indicates Brown is running well ahead of theRepublican among independents, by 46-28, and with women, 48-31. They are running evenly among male voters.
The phone survey of 1,246 Ohio voters was taken March 20-26 and has a margin of error of 2.8 percentage points.