In a purple state like Ohio, winning Independents can be key to winning an election.
And for the several challengers to congressional Democratic incumbents, this new poll from Gallup is extremely good news.
Pay particular attention to the Independents column:
In other words, in a hypothetical race between a Republican challenger who has not served in Congress and a Democratic incumbent currently in Congress, the Republican wins Independents 48-13.
That, my friends, is a buttkicking.
And it's also very good news for Steve Stivers, Jim Renacci, Bob Gibbs, Tom Ganley, Bill Johnson, and Rich Iott.