Pro-Life Ohio Senate Candidate J.D. Vance Leads Pro-Abortion Tim Ryan in New Poll

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 18, 2022   |   9:21AM   |   Washington, DC

The pro-life candidate in the race for a competitive Senate seat in Ohio is leading his pro-abortion challenger.

The first Emerson College Polling survey of the November US Senate Election in Ohio finds Republican nominee JD Vance, who is pro-life, with 45%, over his pro-abortion  Democratic opponent Tim Ryan at 42%. Four percent plan to vote for someone else and 10% are undecided.

Spencer Kimball, Executive Director of Emerson College polling said, “A gender divide exists in the race for US Senate; women voters support Ryan over Vance, and male voters support Vance over Ryan. That said, male voters break at a more significant 20-point margin for Vance, whereas women voters break for Ryan by a 15-point margin.”

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Kimball continued, “Both Vance and Ryan have strong bases of support, and the race tightens to a one-point lead for Vance among the very motivated and very likely voters in Ohio, whereas Vance leads by a larger margin among somewhat likely and somewhat motivated voters.”

In the gubernatorial general election, Governor Mike DeWine has a comfortable 16-point lead outside the poll’s margin of error over Democrat Nan Whaley, leading 49% to 33%. Eight percent plan to vote for someone else and 11% are undecided.

Vance defeated six other GOP candidates to win the Ohio Republican Senate primary Tuesday night and will face off against pro-abortion Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan in November.

Also, leading pro-life groups backed Vance and will enthusiastically support him against Ryan.

SBA List Candidate Fund PAC President Marjorie Dannenfelser commented:

“We congratulate J.D. Vance on his primary win. An unflinching advocate for life, Vance is in touch with Ohio values and can take the fight to pro-abortion elites in D.C. In stark contrast, Tim Ryan is an extremist who consistently sided with Nancy Pelosi in the House. Ryan boasts about his efforts to impose taxpayer-funded, unlimited abortion up to birth and block democratically enacted protections for unborn children and mothers in Ohio and nationwide. In a crucial year when the people may finally have their right to pass life-saving laws restored, Ohioans deserve a senator who hears their voice and stands up to the pro-abortion Biden-Schumer agenda. Elections have consequences and we will work relentlessly to defeat extremists like Tim Ryan who cater to the radical abortion lobby.”

Ryan is an original co-sponsor of legislation that would effectively codify a right to abortion on demand until birth into federal law and nullify pro-life laws in Ohio and across the country. Ryan has earned an F on SBA List’s National Pro-Life Scorecard for his consistent pro-abortion voting record.

Ohio Right to Life also supported Vance. Marshal Pitchford, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Right to Life Society said:

“The Ohio Right to Life Society is proud to offer our full endorsement to Mr. Vance.  Ohio Right to Life believes that JD Vance is the best candidate to continue the exemplary pro-life service and statesmanship currently demonstrated by Senator Rob Portman.  JD Vance is 100% pro-life and we are confident that he will not only advance the cause of life but defend the unborn from Planned Parenthood and their allies in our nation’s capital. JD Vance will be a great US Senator.”