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Congressional District Less than one month from Election Day, Charlie Wilson has taken the lead (49% Wilson / 43% Johnson) in the race to represent Ohio’s newly-configured 6th District. Over the past four months, Wilson has expanded his vote while Republican incumbent Bill Johnson’s vote has receded. Though this race remains highly competitive, Charlie Wilson clearly has the momentum and given the resources to continue to fund a robust communication plan - Ohio’s 6th District represents one of the strongest opportunities for a Democratic takeover of the 2012 cycle. Charlie Wilson leads Bill Johnson by 6 points. With Election Day less than four weeks away, Charlie Wilson has taken a 6-point lead over incumbent Bill Johnson (49% Wilson / 43% Johnson). Wilson leads among both men and women, and with critical Independent voters. Not only is Wilson currently ahead, but he’s been trending up for months while Johnson has been trending in the wrong direction. o October 8-10 o September 9-12 o July 20-25 Wilson 49% / Johnson 43% Wilson 46% / Johnson 46% Wilson 43% / Johnson 47%
This race is far from over, but Charlie Wilson is increasingly well-positioned to win if he has the resources to respond to attack ads from Johnson and his Republican allies.
Anzalone Liszt Research conducted N=500 live telephone interviews, on both landline and cell phones, with likely 2012 general election voters in Ohio’s 6th CD. Interviews were conducted between October 8-10, 2012. Respondents were selected at random, with interviews apportioned geographically based on past voter turnout. Expected margin of sampling error is 4.4% with a 95% confidence level.