Seven weeks remain until the election, and a new poll shows Democrat Ted Strickland continues to hold a commanding lead over Republican Ken Blackwell in the race for governor.
The Quinnipiac University poll finds 55 percent of likely Ohio voters prefer Strickland. 34 percent choose Blackwell. The poll also shows Ohio voters disapprove of Gov. Taft by a margin of 5 to 1. Blackwell's campaign says the poll reflects voter dissatisfaction with Gov. Taft, not Ken Blackwell.