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Ohio Senate race is in a dead heat as J.D. Vance, Tim Ryan attack each other as phonies


The pivotal race for a Senate seat in Ohio is in a dead heat, according to a survey Thursday that finds Republican J.D. Vance leading Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan by a whisker less than a month before Election Day.

The Emerson College Polling/The Hill survey said 46% of voters plan to vote for Mr. Vance while 45% back Mr. Ryan and 9% are undecided.

Support for Mr. Vance has increased by 2 points since last month, and Mr. Ryan’s support has jumped by 5 points.

Pollsters noted a stark gender divide that is unfolding in other races, too.

“Men are breaking for the Republican candidate and women are breaking for the Democratic candidate in the US Senate Election; men for Vance over Ryan 53% to 40%, while women for Ryan over Vance 49% to 39%,” said Spencer Kimball, executive director of Emerson College Polling. “A higher share of women are undecided at 11%, compared to 6% of men.”

The race is one of several around the country that could determine control of the Senate in the new year. The chamber is evenly divided and Vice President Kamala Harris serves as a tie-breaking vote for Democrats.

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