Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a lead of nine percentage points over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in Ohio, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday.
The poll showed support for Clinton at 52 percent, while Sanders stood at 43 percent. This indicates that the contest has become considerably tighter since the previous Quinnipiac poll of voters in the state, which was carried out in mid-February and showed support for Clinton at 55 percent to Sanders’ 40 percent.
These results are consistent with most recent polling in the state, which has pointed to a Clinton victory by varying margins. The poll comes in the wake of the primary in next-door Michigan, however, where Sanders outperformed low poll numbers to secure a narrow victory Tuesday night.
TPM’s PollTracker Average shows Clinton at 54.5 percent and Sanders at 40 percent in Ohio.
The poll was carried out from March 2-7 using live telephone interviews. Pollsters surveyed 521 people likely to vote in the Democratic primary, with a margin of error of 4.3 percentage points.