New poll shows Republican Ohio Gov. Kasich holding wide lead over Democrat FitzGerald


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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A new poll shows that Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald has gained little ground against Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik).

The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-uh-pee-ak) University in Connecticut shows Republican Kasich ahead of FitzGerald 48 percent to 36 percent.

The same poll in May had Kasich leading by a 50-to-35 percent margin.

The July 24-28 survey notes that many Ohioans still don't know much about FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County executive. The survey said 65 percent of voters don't know enough about FitzGerald to form an opinion of him.

Fifty-five percent of Ohioans questioned approve of the job Kasich is doing. He was elected governor in 2010.

The survey of 1,366 Ohio voters has a margin-of-error of just under 3 percentage points.

The election is Nov. 4.

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