Sherrod Brown Leads Josh Mandel in Ohio Senate Race by 8 Points

According to a new poll from Rasmussen, Sen. Sherrod Brown is pulling ahead of his Republican opponent, state Treasurer Josh Mandel in Ohio.

Brown leads 49 percent to 41 percent in the new poll. In a previous Rasmussen poll from one month ago, the candidates were tied at 44 percent each.

The survey included 500 likely voters, and was conducted on September 12. It has a 4.5 percent margin of error.

Earlier this week, Public Policy Polling also found that Brown had an 8 point lead over Mandel.