With the August 7th special election fast approaching to replace resigned Rep. Pat Tiberi (R), Gov. John Kasich (R) has taken to the airwaves to appear in a new commercial backing Republican nominee Troy Balderson, a Zanesville state Senator. A new Public Policy Polling survey was also released. According to the PPP figures (7/27-29; 617 OH-12 likely special election voters), Sen. Balderson has a 48-44% lead over Franklin County Recorder Danny O’Connor (D).
After the PPP data became public, Monmouth University put forth their polling results (7/26-31; 512 OH-12 likely special election voters) showing a closer 44-43% result in the Republican’s favor. For the cycle, all eight polls conducted for the race find Balderson leading the race, but none project him reaching the 50% plateau.
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