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Poll: Portman and Fisher remain tied in Senate race

For the second straight month, Rob Portman (R) and Lee Fisher (D) remain tied in their race to replace Senator George Voinovich in the U.S. Senate

A Rasmussen Reports poll finds former Republican Congressman Rob Portman and his Democratic rival, Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher, remain in a dead heat in Ohio's race for the U.S. Senate.  Both candidates received 43% support in the Rasmussen phone survey, with 4% supporting a different candidate and 10% undecided.

Throughout the early stages of the race, Portman led both Fisher and his primary opponent Jennifer Brunner by modest margins.  As recently as April, Portman led Fisher by 7 points.  However, in the two polls conducted since Fisher topped Brunner in the Democratic primary, the candidates have been tied.

While Portman holds a 14-point lead among male voters in Ohio, Fisher leads by virtually the same margin among women. Among voters not affiliated with either major political party in Ohio, Portman holds 46% to 27% edge. 

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