The new Quinnipiac poll of the Ohio governor's race shows incumbent Gov. Ted Strickland with a 43%-38% lead over Republican challenger John Kasich.
Quinnipiac found that Kasich remains unknown to half of Ohio voters.
Though Strickland leads in the election matchup, 54% of Ohio voters disapprove of his handling of the economy, and 48% say he has not kept campaign promises.
The TPM Poll average for the Ohio gubernatorial race has Strickland leading Kasich 45.5%-41.1%.