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.”