Although Tim Ryan seems to be way ahead of J.D. Vance in Ohio, the cavalry has definitely come to the rescue of Vance.
Now, the question that arises is if Ryan would be able to survive the onslaught through advertisements, as well as keep Ohio’s senate race competitive. The congressman from the Democratic end has already made an appeal to Republicans and the Independents in the hopes that he would be able to win in a state that has already shifted to the right in the last couple of years. On the other hand, Vance- the nominee from the Republican end, has already risen to prominence as the author of Hillbilly Elegy- and has also been supported in the primary by Donald Trump, and Peter Thiel- the tech billionaire.
Tim Ryan Could Face An Uphill Battle Against Vance
It is also understood that the Independents that have polled in the race have been pretty scarce. But Tim Ryan has taken up a risk- after staking out a narrow 3-point edge in an internal pool for the campaign which was obtained specifically by POLITICO- where they took it 48% support to Vance’s 45%, with 7% being quite undecided.
The survey, which was conducted from the 21st of July to the 28th of July by Impact Research, polled around 800 likely voters of the general election, along with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5% percentage points. This inconspicuous lead has been a result of some lopsided campaign from the campaigners. Ryan has already spent close to $8 million on advertisements, which also includes $6.5 million on television since May.
Tim Ryan is also quite ahead of J.D. Vance in the cash dash- largely due to an aggressive small-dollar donation campaign. The outcome of the Ohio race- needless to say- would have some major stakes for the midterms in 2022.