The race for Ohio governor between Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray remains neck and neck, according to a POLITICO/AARP poll.

The same poll showed incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown with a 47 percent to 31 percent lead over Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci in the U.S. Senate race, with 22 percent undecided.

DeWine, Ohio's two-term attorney general, led Cordray, whom DeWine dumped out of the office in 2010, with a 39 to 38 percent lead over Cordray, with 23 percent undecided.

The poll did not give respondents the option of selecting a pair of minor-party candidates — the Green's Constance Gadell-Newton or the Libertarian's Travis Irvine.

Asked how they would vote for their local race for Congress, 43 percent of Ohioans surveyed said they would vote for the Democrat while 37 percent picked the Republican candidate. Twenty percent were undecided.

U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson, R-Zanesville, narrowly won a special election last month over Democrat Franklin County Recorder Danny O'Connor for Pat Tiberi's vacant 12th district seat in the U.S. House. The two men are matched up again in November for a full two-year term.

The online poll was conducted Sept. 2-11 by Morning Consult, which surveyed 1,592 registered Ohio voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 2 percentage points.

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