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Different polls, different results

By admin Published: November 1, 2010

Two polls released on the eve of Election Day show different results in the Ohio gubernatorial race -- one a tie and the other a victory by Republican John Kasich.

Quinnipiac University, which has showed wide leads for Kasich in the past several weeks, now has Kasich with 47 percent to Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland's 46 percent -- a statistical dead heat

The survey of likely voters released Monday has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.

The pollsters say the race could hinge on the 6 percent of likely voters who remain undecided and another 5 percent who have picked a candidate but say they could change their minds.

Meanwhile, the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati is reporting today that based on its final Ohio Poll of likely voters that Kasich will win with 52 percent to 47.7 percent, with a margin of error of 3.2 percent.

Both polls show Republican Rob Portman easily defeating Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher in the race to replace retiring Republican Senator George Voinovich.

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