Ohio Senate: Early Poll Finds Sherrod Brown in Good Position

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) “is one of Republicans’ top targets in 2012 but early polling suggests the Democratic incumbent starts from a position of political strength,” the Washington Post reports.

Brown’s 45 percent approval/25 percent disapproval in a new Quinnipiac University poll is virtually unheard of in a political environment where incumbents are unpopular almost by default.

Matched up against a generic Republican candidate, Brown leads 45 percent to 33 percent, and 45 percent said he deserved to be reelected while 30 percent said he did not.

A number of “Republicans are considering the race against Brown including Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, Rep. Jim Jordan and state Treasurer Josh Mandel.”

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