Ohio: GOP Poll Gives Bill Johnson 8-Point Lead

A GOP poll showed Rep. Bill Johnson will an 8-point lead. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. Bill Johnson (R) led former Rep. Charlie Wilson (D) by 8 points in their rematch of the 2010 race, according to a GOP survey released today.

Johnson had 47 percent and Wilson had 39 percent in the survey paid for jointly by the freshman lawmaker and the National Republican Congressional Committee.

The results counter Wilson's own mid-September polling that showed a tied race. Roll Call rates this race as

. Roll Call rates this race as Leans Republican.

The 6th district race has become one of the most competitive House races in Ohio, next to the Member-vs.-Member race in the 16th district. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee dedicated additional resources to the 6th district race two weeks ago.

Polls show President Barack Obama with a small lead in the Buckeye State. That's not the case in the 6th district. GOP nominee Mitt Romney has a dominate lead in this eastern Ohio district, 53 percent to 39 percent, according to the GOP survey.

The Public Opinion Strategies poll interviewed 400 likely voters from Sept. 26 to 27. It had a margin of error of 4.9 points.

View the full polling memo here.