New Moreno polling shows solid lead in Ohio GOP Senate primary

Republican businessman Bernie Moreno has amassed a double-digit lead in the GOP primary for Ohio’s Senate seat, according to the candidate’s own internal polling.

Moreno took 31 percent of the vote in the survey of 500 likely voters, conducted in late February. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose and state Sen. Matt Dolan followed with 21 percent and 19 percent, respectively. The winner of the March 19 primary will face Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, one of the most endangered 2024 incumbents.

But the race is still up for grabs: 27 percent of voters surveyed are undecided. The margin of error is +/- 4.4 percentage points.

The Moreno’s campaign polled previously in December, finding Moreno with a smaller lead, 23 percent to LaRose’s 19 percent and Dolan’s 18 percent.

Moreno has already secured an endorsement from former President Donald Trump. The survey found that Moreno leads by 31 points among those aware he has Trump’s backing.

The poll, conducted by Fabrizio, Lee & Associates, also found Trump soundly beating Nikki Haley in the GOP presidential primary, 76 percent to 19 percent.

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