COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new poll shows that Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald has gained little ground against Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik).
The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac (KWIHN’-uh-pee-ak) University in Connecticut shows Republican Kasich ahead of FitzGerald 48 percent to 36 percent.
The same poll in May had Kasich leading by a 50-to-35 percent margin.
The July 24-28 survey notes that many Ohioans still don’t know much about FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County executive. The survey said 65 percent of voters don’t know enough about FitzGerald to form an opinion of him.
Fifty-five percent of Ohioans questioned approve of the job Kasich is doing. He was elected governor in 2010.
The survey of 1,366 Ohio voters has a margin-of-error of just under 3 percentage points.
The election is Nov. 4.