The current state of the race is mostly a reflection of DeWine
and the state of the Republican Party in Ohio. As the campaign unfolds
over the next year, a key factor will be the way that Hackett is
introduced to the large segment of the population with no opinion of him.
During Election 2006, Rasmussen Reports will poll at least once a
month in every Senate and Governors' race. Our Election 2006 coverage will
include more frequent measurement of competitive races.
Data on the
race for Governor in Ohio will be released tomorrow (Thursday).
Ohio voters favor confirming Judge Alito to the Supreme Court by a 44% to 28%
margin. Twenty-six percent (26%) of Hackett's supporters say they believe Alito should be confirmed.
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The telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted
by Rasmussen Reports November 15, 2005. The margin of sampling error
for the survey is +/- 4.5 percentage points at the midpoint with a 95%
level of confidence (see Methodology).