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Corday has slight lead in new poll

Democrat Richard Cordray has a slight lead over Republican Mike DeWine in a new poll for Ohio’s gubernatorial race.
In a survey taken by Emerson polling from Oct. 26-28, Cordray had support of 49 percent of voters, compared to DeWine’s 46 percent.

Cordray’s lead was within the poll’s margin of error of +/- 4.3 percent.

The Ohio governor’s race is ranked as a toss-up by most political analysts, with polls throughout the year showing a dead heat or one of the candidates only slightly ahead.

Cordray and DeWine are running succeed Republican Gov. John Kasich, who is barred by term limits from running again.

Emerson also surveyed the U.S. Senate race and found that Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown held a six-point lead over Republican challenger Jim Renacci, 49-43 percent.