In Ohio, Trump finds a poll he likes

Donald Trump has finally found a poll that he likes.

A CNN/ORC poll of Ohio likely voters was released Monday and showed Trump ahead by 4 points. Trump had 48%, Clinton 44% and Libertarian Gary Johnson had 4%. Green Party candidate Jill Stein had 2%. The poll is a welcome sign for the Trump campaign after most Ohio polls this month have put Hillary Clinton ahead, though her lead in the state has generally been within the margin of error.

Trump’s lead in Ohio in unique, as most October polls — national and statewide — have showed him losing support in the wake of the release of the 2005 Access Hollywood video showing Trump making lewd comments about grabbing women and the mounting accusations of sexual misconduct that followed.

Trump had the edge in the state most of September and was up 5 points in the September CNN/ORC poll.

CNN/ORC polls in North Carolina and Nevada also released Monday showed Clinton ahead — though both are well within the margin of error. Other polls on those states released over the past month also show Clinton with a small advantage.

The Ohio poll of 774 likely voters was conducted Oct. 10-15 and has a margin of error of 3.5 points. The North Carolina poll included 788 likely voters and also had a 3.5 point margin of error. In Nevada, 698 likely voters were surveyed. That poll also has a 3.5 point margin of error.

While the race for the battleground states may be close, a Monmouth University poll also released Monday showed Clinton with a massive lead  nationally. The Democratic nominee was ahead by 12 points with likely voters. Last month Clinton was 4 points ahead.


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