Republican Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance secured a slim lead over Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan in the first general election poll of the race.
The USA Today Network Ohio-Suffolk University poll showed Vance with a lead of just over two points with 41.6% of the vote. Ryan was close behind with 39.4%, while 16.8% were undecided.
“Ohioans are not going to send a career politician like Tim Ryan, who has voted for every Joe Biden policy that is crushing families when they fill up their cars or even buy groceries,” Taylor Van Kirk, a spokesperson for Vance’s campaign, told The Daily Caller News Foundation in a statement. “JD Vance will be the next Senator.”
Ryan had a slightly better favorability rating and a much lower unfavorability rating than Vance. However, 61% of respondents had “never heard” of Ryan, compared to 49% for Vance.
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