Ohio Poll, like Ohio, Getting it Right

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Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown waves to supporters after speaking at a campaign event for President Barack Obama at Nationwide Arena on Nov. 5, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

There’s been a lot of talk about wrong polls this year, because there have been a lot of them.

One that’s come out right again is The Ohio Poll.

The University of Cincinnati’s Ohio Poll projected President Barack Obama’s re-election margin in Ohio within 0.2 percent of his actual vote statewide, co-director Eric Rademacher notes.

The survey also got Sen. Sherrod Brown’s re-election victory within 0.2 of his actual vote.

“The Ohio Poll has now accurately projected the winner in 40 out of 40 statewide races (candidates and ballot issues) polled since 1994,” Rademacher adds.

And the voters of Ohio have called every presidential election since 1964.

This was No. 13 in the Buckeye State’s bellwether streak.

They get things right in Ohio, it appears.



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