Dem Strickland Erases GOPer Kasich’s Big Lead In Ohio Governor’s Race

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A new Quinnipiac poll suggests Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has almost erased a once-significant gap over his GOP rival John Kasich.

The survey of 848 likely voters gives Kasich a narrow 47-46 lead over the incumbent Democrat. Compare that to the last Quinnipiac poll, conducted just over a week ago, which gave Kasich a significant 49-43 lead over Strickland, and it suggests rapid tightening in the days before the election.Indeed, the TPM Polltracker average shows Strickland surging. Just weeks ago, many polls had him down by double digits. But our running average now shows him down 48.1-45.6.

Keep a close eye on this race tomorrow night.

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Brian Beutler is TPM’s senior congressional reporter. Since 2009, he’s led coverage of health care reform, Wall Street reform, taxes, the GOP budget, the government shutdown fight and the debt limit fight. He can be reached at brian@talkingpointsmemo.com

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