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From: Anniken Williams, Public Policy Polling

To: Interested Parties

Subject: Democrat Richard Cordray Continues to Hold Strong Lead Against Republican Mike
DeWine

Date: May 8, 2018

A new Public Policy Polling survey finds that Democrat Richard Cordray continues to hold a strong

lead against Republican Mike DeWine in the general election race for Ohio Governor. Cordray held a

9-point advantage (47/38) over DeWine in April and currently leads by 5 points (44/39). In April,

Trump’s approval was quite low at 44% with a majority (52%) disapproving. Trump’s approval now

sits at 48% with 47% disapproving.

Key findings from the survey include:

- Cordray continues to hold a lead against DeWine among a wide array of demographics

including a majority of Hillary voters (77/10), Democrats (70/17), African-Americans (61/27),

women (51/33), as well as a plurality of whites (42/41), Independents (45/27), voters age 46-65

(48/36), and voters older than 65 (44/39).

- DeWine, on the other hand, is only winning 65% of Trump voters (65/16), despite embracing

the president’s extreme agenda through millions of dollars in TV ads.

PPP surveyed 770 Ohio voters from April 25-26, 2018. The margin of error is +/- 3.5%. This poll was

conducted by automated telephone interviews.

PPP surveyed 618 Ohio voters from May 6-7, 2018. The margin of error is +/- 3.9%. This poll was

conducted by automated telephone interviews.


Ohio Survey Results

Q1 Do you approve or disapprove of President Q4 In the election for President, did you vote for
Donald Trump’s job performance? Republican Donald Trump, Democrat Hillary
Clinton, someone else, or did you not vote in
Approve ....................................................... 44%
the election?
Disapprove ................................................... 52%
Donald Trump............................................... 47%
Not sure ....................................................... 5%
Hillary Clinton................................................ 41%
Q2 If the candidates for Governor this November
were Democrat Richard Cordray or Republican Someone else / Did not vote ......................... 12%
Mike DeWine, who would you vote for? Q5 If you are a woman, press 1. If a man, press
2.
Richard Cordray ........................................... 47%
Woman ........................................................ 53%
Mike DeWine................................................ 38%
Man.............................................................. 47%
Not sure ....................................................... 14%
Q6 If you are a Democrat, press 1. If a
Q3 If you knew that while Republicans controlled
Republican, press 2. If an independent or a
state government they lost at least 80 million
member of another party, press 3.
dollars of tax payer money in a scandal
involving the for-profit online charter school Democrat ..................................................... 40%
ECOT, would that make you much less likely,
Republican ................................................... 39%
somewhat less likely, somewhat more likely or
much more likely to vote for Republicans this Independent / Other ..................................... 21%
November, or would it not make a difference? Q7 If you are white, press 1. If African-American,
Much less likely............................................. 41% press 2. If other, press 3.

Somewhat less likely..................................... 9% White ........................................................... 83%

Somewhat more likely................................... 14% African-American .......................................... 12%

Much more likely........................................... 13% Other............................................................ 5%


Q8 If you are 18-45 years old, press 1. If 46-65,
Not sure ....................................................... 24%
press 2. If older than 65, press 3.
18 to 45........................................................ 28%
46 to 65........................................................ 42%
Older than 65 ............................................... 30%

April 25-26, 2018 3020 Highwoods Blvd.


Survey of 770 Ohio voters Raleigh, NC 27604
information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988
Ohio Survey Results

Q1 Do you approve or disapprove of President Q4 In the 2016 presidential election, did you vote
Donald Trump’s job performance? for Republican Donald Trump, Democrat
Hillary Clinton, someone else, or did you not
Approve ....................................................... 48%
vote in the election?
Disapprove ................................................... 47%
Donald Trump............................................... 47%
Not sure ....................................................... 4%
Hillary Clinton................................................ 42%
Q2 If the candidates for Governor this November
were Democrat Richard Cordray and Someone else / Did not vote ......................... 11%
Republican Mike DeWine, who would you vote Q5 If you are a woman, press 1. If a man, press
for? 2.
Richard Cordray ........................................... 44% Woman ........................................................ 53%
Mike DeWine................................................ 39% Man.............................................................. 47%
Not sure ....................................................... 17% Q6 If you are a Democrat, press 1. If a
Republican, press 2. If an independent, press
Q3 If you knew that while Republicans controlled
3.
state government they lost at least 80 million
dollars of tax payer money in a scandal Democrat ..................................................... 41%
involving the for-profit online charter school
Republican ................................................... 39%
ECOT, would that make you much less likely,
somewhat less likely, somewhat more likely or Independent ................................................. 20%
much more likely to vote for Republicans this Q7 If you are white, press 1. If African-American,
November, or would it not make a difference? press 2. If other, press 3.
Much less likely .......................................... 39% White ........................................................... 83%
Somewhat less likely .................................. 17% African American .......................................... 12%
Somewhat more likely.................................. 11% Other............................................................ 5%
Much more likely ......................................... 9% Q8 If you are 18-45 years old, press 1. If 46-65,
press 2. If older than 65, press 3.
Wouldn't make a difference .......................... 19%
18 to 45........................................................ 28%
Not sure....................................................... 6%
46 to 65........................................................ 40%
Older than 65 ............................................... 33%

May 6-7, 2018 3020 Highwoods Blvd.


Survey of 618 Ohio voters Raleigh, NC 27604
information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988