Republican John Kasich’s support has fallen to its lowest level to date as he challenges Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland in Ohio’s gubernatorial race.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Ohio shows Kasich with 45% of the vote, while Strickland earns 42%. Six percent (6%) like some other candidate in the contest, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.
Two weeks ago, Kasich was at 48% and Strickland at 43% lead, but the race has been a close one all year. Since December, Kasich’s support has remained in the narrow range of 45% to 49%, while Strickland’s in that same period has ranged from 38% to 45%.
The statewide survey of 750 Likely Voters in Ohio was conducted on August 2, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.