I'm a little late on this one. Ted Strickland lost 7 points to Blackwell, yet he still maintains a solid 12 point lead.
Ted Strickland: 52%
Ken Blackwell: 40%
Ohio's troubled economy and corruption scandals have given Democratic Congressman Ted Strickland a persistent advantage over Republican Secretary of State Ken Blackwell in the race for Governor here.
Strickland maintains a double-digit advantage. As Election Day draws closer, though, his margin has declined by seven points. According to our new poll he now leads Blackwell 52% to 40%. In mid-September the Democrat enjoyed a nineteen-point lead of 54% to 35%.