New poll shows Trump ahead in Ohio

The poll shows Donald Trump with 41 percent support to Hillary Clinton's 37 percent.

Trump speaking to the crowd at the Canfield Fair at the GOP tent
Trump speaking to the crowd at the Canfield Fair at the GOP tent

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Donald Trump is now ahead of Hillary Clinton in Ohio according to a Quinnipiac University Poll.

The poll shows Donald Trump with 41 percent support to Hillary Clinton’s 37 percent.

Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson got 14 percent. The Green Party’s Jill Stein had 4 percent support.

Trump had not been in the lead in Ohio since May.

“The obvious takeaway from these numbers is that Donald Trump has staged a comeback from his post – Democratic convention lows, especially in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Taking a bit longer view, however, we see a race that appears little changed from where it was as the GOP convention began in July, and at least in these four key states (Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania) is very much up for grabs, said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

Ohio women back Clinton 52 –39 percent, while men back Trump 53 -38 percent. White voters back Trump 53 –38 percent, as non-white voters go to Clinton 81 –11 percent.

Trump leads 86–9 percent among Republicans as Democrats back Clinton 88–9 percent. Independent voters go 43 percent for Trump and 41 percent for Clinton.

“Libertarian Gary Johnson could decide the presidential election in the Buckeye State. He is getting 14 percent from Ohio voters and how that cohort eventually votes could be critical in this swing state and in the nation,” Brown said.

ARE VOTERS BEGINNING TO LEAN TOWARD TRUMP?

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