Josh Mandel is one of “The Power Line Pick Six” that you see featured on the right side of our home page. His selection was a no-brainer; he and Tom Cotton were the first two candidates we informally agreed on.
Josh is a Marine Corps veteran who served two tours in Iraq and then as a State Representative. Currently, he’s the State Treasurer.
Josh faces incumbent Senator Sherrod Brown, one of the very most liberal members of the Senate. Early polling showed Brown with close to a double digit lead. And yesterday, PPP released a poll that had Brown ahead by 47-37.
However, a new Rasmussen poll has the race dead-even at 44-44. We tend to put more stock in Rasmussen than in PPP, but I pay attention to both. Then too, it’s quite possible that the Rasmussen poll, conducted on August 13, reflects a Ryan-based bounce that the PPP survery, which commenced before Ryan’s selection, did not pick up.
Whether or not Mandel is actually tied with Brown, the Rasmussen poll shows that he is very much in the race, with the momentum, for now, on his side.
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