As GOP nominee Donald Trump continues to surge all across the nation, he has narrowed the gap and surpassed Hillary Clinton in the important battleground state of Ohio.
The RealClearPolitics average of polls has Trump leading Clinton by some two points in a state Clinton has enjoyed a leading position in since Trump became the nominee.
RealClearPolitics has Trump leading 42.5 points to Clinton’s 40.8 in a four-way race with the Libertarian and Green Party candidates.
In all but two of the polls RCP averaged, Trump was seen as the leader. In one he was tied and only the CBS News/YouGov poll had Clinton up over the real estate mogul.
In four polls, Trump was up over Clinton.
The Suffolk poll gave Trump a three-point lead with a 4.4 point margin of error (MOE). Quinnipiac found Trump up four with a 3.5 MOE. And Bloomberg and CNN/ORC both gave Trump a five-point lead with a 3.5 MOE.
The outlier poll, the CBS News/YouGov poll, taken of 994 likely voters between September 7-9, found Clinton in the lead 47 to 39, while the other polls had Trump up three to five points. This means the CBS poll skewed the results and Trump would have been up even more in this newest RCP average.
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