Two new polls released Wednesday show the same basic picture of two key midterm races: Incumbent Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown (Ohio) holds a comfortable lead over his Republican challenger, Rep. Jim Renacci, while the Ohio gubernatorial race is too close to call.
Meanwhile, the Quinnipiac poll shows Democratic gubernatorial nominee Richard Cordray leading Republican gubernatorial nominee Mike DeWine by a 42-40 margin.
In addition to his direct head-to-head lead over Renacci, he is viewed favorably by 55 percent of poll respondents, compared to 29 percent who view him unfavorably.
The second poll, taken by Suffolk University, likewise shows Brown enjoying a comfortable 53-37 lead over Renacci.
The Suffolk poll shows Cordray enjoying a 43-36 lead over DeWine.