Tight races in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan

New polls find Clinton and Trump are tied in Ohio, while Clinton has slim leads in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Ben Ariel ,

Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton
Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton
Reuters

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tied in the state of Ohio, while Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, leads her GOP rival in Michigan and Pennsylvania, new polls released on Monday find.

Three Emerson College polls found that Clinton and Trump each have 43 percent support in Ohio, while she leads him by 5 points in Michigan, 45 percent to 40 percent, and by 3 points in Pennsylvania, 46 to 43 percent, according to The Hill.

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson received 10 percent support in Ohio and 7 percent in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Green Party nominee Jill Stein got 3 percent support in Michigan and 2 percent in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Trump is doing better among independents in all three states, the polls found. He has a 17-point margin over Clinton among those voters in Ohio but has a much more narrow lead in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Both Clinton and Trump face negative favorability ratings in all three states, noted The Hill.

The polls of 800 likely voters, conducted from August 25 to 27 in Ohio and between August 25 and 28 in Pennsylvania and Michigan, have margins of error of 3.4 percentage points.

The Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project released last week estimated that if the election were held now Clinton would have a 95 percent chance of winning by a margin of about 108 votes in the Electoral College.

A daily tracking poll from Friday found that Clinton leads Trump by 5 percentage points nationwide, but that is down from a peak this month of 12 points.




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