Candidates Tied In Ohio Poll Before Final Debate

Patrick Semansky

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tied in swing state Ohio, according to a poll from Suffolk University conducted in the days leading up to the final presidential debate.

The major-party candidates square off at 45 percent, with Libertarian Gary Johnson trailing behind at 2 percent, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein and non-party candidate Richard Duncan both polling at 1 percent.

The tie marks an improvement for Clinton, who polled three points behind the businessman when Suffolk University last polled Ohio in September.

The Suffolk University poll was conducted via live telephone interview on Oct. 17-19, surveying 500 likely Ohio voters with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent.

TPM's PollTracker Average for the general election in Ohio currently shows a tossup, with Trump leading Clinton, 46 to 45.4.

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