August 4, 2020
CINCINNATI – Polling released Tuesday shows public health leader Kate Schroder leading 24-year-incumbent Steve Chabot in OH-01.
A poll conducted by Lake Research Partners on behalf of the DCCC showed Schroder leading Chabot by one point, 47-46. The same poll showed Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden leading President Trump 48-45 among likely voters in a district Trump carried 51-45 in 2016.
This data comes after Schroder received an endorsement from former President Barack Obama, a clear sign of the campaign’s growing momentum. This new poll adds to a recent FEC filing that showed Schroder out-raised Chabot by a more than 2:1 margin in Q2 of 2020, previous competitive polling data, and nonpartisan election prognosticator Cook Political Report moving the race from “Lean Republican” to “Toss Up.”
“This polling continues to show that our community is ready for results. We’re ready for fresh leadership, not career politicians – someone who will fight for working families and put Southwest Ohions over special interests. I am inspired by this grassroots movement and ready to work hard for the people of this district,” Schroder said.
Kate Schroder is running for Congress in OH-01 against Rep. Steve Chabot, who has been in office for 24 years. Chabot’s campaign is dogged by an ongoing federal investigation into his campaign’s finances and his connections to the ongoing FBI probe of Ohio Republican leadership, along with a record of voting 95% of the time with President Trump.
Kate Schroder, a cancer survivor and mom of two, was born and raised in Cincinnati. She has spent her career finding solutions to tough challenges. She did it by expanding dental services in local schools while on the Cincinnati Board of Health and reducing the cost of drugs by 40% while working in global health.
The poll surveyed 400 likely voters from July 13-July 15 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percent.