Only 25 percent of voters in Ohio say the U.S. should take the leading role in international affairs, according to a Politico/AARP poll released on Monday.
Forty-six percent say the U.S. should play a major role in international affairs, but not the leading one, while 19 percent insist the U.S. should play a minor role or none at all.
The views of Ohio voters are particularly significant, because the state has picked the winner of every presidential race since 1964.
Other results from the survey show:
- While once Republicans far outpaced Democrats in wanting the U.S. to take the leading role in world affairs, the partisan divide is now much less, with GOP supporters wanting that by only a 28-24 percent margin.
- Despite President Donald Trump’s railing against NAFTA, 52 percent of Ohio voters have a favorable opinion of the trade deal, while only 26 percent view it unfavorably.
- Although Trump won Ohio by eight percentage points in 2016 and the GOP currently holds 12 of the state’s 16 House seats, Democrats have a 43-36 percent lead on the generic congressional ballot.
- In the race for a Senate seat, Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown leads his GOP challenger, Rep. Jim Renacci, 47-31 percent. In the matchup for governor, Republican state Attorney General Mike DeWine leads Democrat Richard Cordray, the former state attorney general, 39-38 percent.
- Among Ohio voters, Trump’s approval rating is just 42 percent, while 55 percent disapprove.
The POLITICO/AARP poll was conducted September 2-11, surveying 1,592 registered voters in Ohio. The margin of error is plus or minus 2 percent.
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